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Massachusetts Department of Public Health -- Flu Update January 2019
Influenza Activity in Massachusetts
This flu season in Massachusetts has seen a nearly 70 percent increase in documented influenza cases from last year’s season.
Laboratories confirmed instances of types A and B influenza in the state increased from 1,298 during the 2017-2018 flu season to 2,194 so far in the flu season for 2018-2019, according to statistics published by the state’s Department of Public Health.