The CDC publishes a weekly influenza report detailing high-level flu activity per-state. They also publish a data file (see References) of historical report readings. This function reads that XML file and produces a long data_frame with the historical surveillance readings.

This function provides similar data to get_state_data but without the reporting source metadata and a limit on the historical flu information.



tbl_df (also classed with cdcweeklyreport) with six columns: year, week_number, state, color, label, subtitle



if (FALSE) {
wfr <- get_weekly_flu_report()