ALBANY, NY (WTNH/WTEN) – Flu season is over, but the Centers for Disease Control is warning of a second wave, Flu Virus B, which is happening right now. The CDC says that B-viruses are being reported more frequently than the A-strain, which had been more dominant recently. A CDC spokesman says B-strain viruses tend to be more serious for younger children.
Experts say it is possible for those who have already been sick with the flu to get ill again with a different strain later in the season.
In New York, flu cases have fallen for the fourth straight week, according to the New York Department of Health. There have been more than 3,000 new cases of flu reported this week. This is down 19 percent since last week. Hospitalizations are reduced by 29 percent over the same period.
The flu has been categorized as widespread in New York for the past 13 weeks. Remember, it’s never too late to get the flu shot.