Record streak at 21 straight weeks of flu season activity

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Flu season is on one of the longest streaks on record, standing at now 21 straight weeks of elevated activity. 

That’s the longest it has been in 10 years. 

Still, there is some good news. 

The number of states reporting widespread influenza declined almost half during the week of April 13, compared to the week before. 

Hawaii reports just local activity, no major outbreaks. 

According to the CDC, this flu season was considered moderate in terms of severity. 

Doctors say the most important and effective way to fight the flu each year is still the flu vaccine.

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