Jan 7, 2014 6:44 PM by David Randall
The State of Colorado keeps track of Coloradans hospitalized for the flu each flu season. News5 has compiled those numbers since the start of flu season (October 5, 2013) through the most recent reporting period (December 28, 2013). We will update this tracker each time the state updates their report, once a week. The map below breaks down those numbers by county as well as flu type. The active flu types for the 2013-2014 flu season, that the State of Colorado tracks, are type A, type B, type H3, and the 2009 H1N1 strain. The map is color coded based on flu hospitalizations per 100,000 people. Click on a county to see the number of hospitalizations and a breakdown of specific flu strains.
The CDC has the following advice for preventing the flu:
The CDC also recommends that everyone above the age of 6 months get a flu shot.