“We have to be careful because we can’t be complacent.
If we do nothing, we can get to zero,” said Dr. Scott Kovalick, director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s influenza response.
“We know that it will take a while for the virus to go away.
We know that there are a lot of people that have not been exposed to it.”
That could be the case for the first few weeks, he said.
For now, Kovalack said, there is a good chance of “one or two weeks” of very mild virus infection.
And for now, he’s keeping a watchful eye on his patients’ health.
“When the virus goes away, we will get back to normal, but it’s not going to be as fast as we thought it would be,” Kovalak said.
“This is an extremely important time to be watching, but I don’t know if we can just sit back and say, ‘Let’s wait and see what happens.'”
The U.S. Centers for Disease Prevention and Control released data Tuesday showing the number of cases in the country has fallen to 5,543, the lowest level since January.
That’s down from 5,974 on Jan. 27, and it’s down 13 percent from January 10.
But the number that has died is also down, with 4,094 deaths in the last 24 hours, compared to 4,051 deaths on Jan 10.
As of Thursday, there were 7,723 confirmed cases, the CDC said, compared with 7,725 on Jan 5. The U