US - Flu SeasonThe flu is rampant in most of the country, and health officials say the season could peak soon. Flu was widespread in 43 states and flu activity was intense in most of them during the week of Christmas, according to the latest figures issued Monday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Those trends are expected to continue, said the CDC’s Dr. Michael Jhung. It’s been an early and forceful start to the flu season, and it’s possible the worst could be over soon. But then again, maybe not — flu has yet to rev up to high levels in large states like New York and California, Jhung said. More