Despite a significant uptick in flu cases, it seems the US is not on the verge of a pandemic after all.

According to the latest FluView report from the CDC, flu related healthcare visits are down this week.

In all, 6 % of deaths across the country during the most recent surveillance period were attributable to influenza.

The CDC's threshold for declaring a pandemic is 6.9%.

Still, the CDC estimates that at least 13 million Americans have been sickened by the virus so far this flu season.

To date, the flu has caused more than 120,000 to be hospitalized across the country.

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