BRIEF-CDC says 47 states report widespread flu activity

Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:05am EST

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Jan 11 (Reuters) - CDC weekly report: * CDC says 47 states report widespread flu activity * CDC says 24 states, New York City experienced "high-activty" in flu-like

illnesses in week ending January 5 * Of all U.S. Regions, only southwest, California have 'normal' flu activity -

CDC * CDC says 7.3 percent of all deaths in U.S. last week from pneumonia, flu;

above epidemic threshold of 7.2 percent * CDC says 20 influenza-related pediatric deaths so far in 2012-2013 season

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