Feb 1, 2013 1:46 PM by NBC News
Cases of the flu are declining but the illness is still widespread in most of the nation, including here in California.
The latest figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show 42 states are experiencing widespread flu activity, down from 47 last week.
The number of people visiting their doctor with flu-like symptoms is above average, with people over age 65 the hardest hit.
Eight children died from the flu last week, bringing the total to 45 this flu season.
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