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CDC: Second wave of flu virus B happening now

Posted at 9:34 AM, Mar 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-27 06:02:57-04

(CNN) - Flu season is winding down, but the latest report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that B-viruses are being reported more frequently than the A-strain that had been dominant recently.

During the week ending March 17, nearly 58 percent of all confirmed cases of the flu were caused by the B-strain.

A CDC spokeswoman says B-strain flu viruses tend to be more severe for younger children.

Experts say it's possible for those who've already been sick with the flu to fall ill again with a different strain later in the season.

They recommend everyone who is unvaccinated, get a flu shot while strains are still circulating.

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