Flu season nearing the end in New Jersey

 (Mary Ann Chastain/AP Photo)

(Mary Ann Chastain/AP Photo)

It’s not over yet, but the flu season in New jersey is nearing an end.

State epidemiologist Dr. Tina Tan said some people came down with the flu later in the season than usual, but the number of flu-related illnesses is decreasing now.

“‘We definitely had more intense activity this year. This is what we expect when we see a predominance of the type AH3 strain. It tends to be a little bit more severe illnesses.’

Tan said low to moderate levels of flu activity are still being reported throughout New Jersey, and it’s not too late to get a flu shot.

  • WHYY thanks our sponsors — become a WHYY sponsor

“Type B flu is circulating right now at the end of the flu season so we still will be seeing cases. As long as there’s cases circulating in the community, we recommend that people get the flu vaccine.”

WHYY is your source for fact-based, in-depth journalism and information. As a nonprofit organization, we rely on financial support from readers like you. Please give today.

Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

Together we can reach 100% of WHYY’s fiscal year goal