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CDC Says Seasonal Flu are Low All Around the World

Social distancing may have kept cases of the flu at historic lows around the world, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests.

Data from Australia, Chile and South Africa shows a tiny fraction of influenza cases from April to July, the months that constitute the typical flu season in the Southern Hemisphere.

In those three regions, there were just 51 influenza positive specimens among 83,307 tests for a positivity rate of 0.06 percent.

In contrast, the positive rate in those regions during the same time period in years prior was close to 14 percent.

Read the source article at NBC News

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