By Amanda Gardner
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Could this be the flu season that wasn't?
After the H1N1-linked drama of prior years, the low number of cases of influenza currently circulating in the United States is reassuring, experts said.
But that doesn't mean the virus couldn't still become the wily foe it so often is, they added.
"If you look at the nation as a whole, we are seeing low activity across the country," said Tom Skinner, a spokesman for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. He stressed, however, that flu season generally peaks in the first couple of months of the year.
"As we move to February, we expect that activity will increase," Skinner added.
Health-care providers across the country echoed those findings.