Flu Dropped a Bit Last Week but is Expected to Worsen

Even though incidences of influenza in Massachusetts dropped slightly last week as compared to the week before, DPH still considers flu "widespread" and at "high" intensity.  Areas most affected are the southeast part of the state (including the Cape and Islands), Central and Northeast Massachusetts. The flu rate is higher than the same time last year and, based on past examples, is expected to keep increasing in the next month or so before leveling off.  Flu results in Massachusetts are mirroring national flu rates. You can review the state’s weekly flu report here.