Flu-related lllnesses In NJ Decreasing Now

Apr 20, 2017

It's not over yet, but the flu season is New jersey is nearing an end.

State epidemiologist Dr. Tina Tan says some people came down with the flu later in the season than usual, but the number of flu-related illnesses is decreasing now.

"'We definitely had more intense activity this year. This is what we expect when we see a predominance of the type AH3 strain. It tends to be a little bit more severe illnesses.'

Tan says low to moderate levels of flu activity are still being reported throughout New Jersey and it’s not too late to get a flu shot.

“Type B flu is circulating right now at the end of the flu season so we still will be seeing cases.  As long as there’s cases circulating in the community, we recommend that people get the flu vaccine.”