Shutdown Prevents CDC From Tracking Flu At Start Of Season

2:15 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Shutdown Prevents CDC From Tracking Flu At Start Of Season

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The Centers for Disease Control's flu map is down because those who track and disseminate flu trends across the US are off-the-job because of the shutdown.
The government shutdown may allow the flu to sneak up on us as the season begins. The Centers for Disease Control's flu tracking program is on hold because of the shutdown and employee furloughs. "We can't determine where the trends are in terms of flu cases throughout the United States," Dallas County Health Department director Zach Thompson said.