This Year’s Flu Season Isn’t Mild
The last two years have graced us with atypically mild flu seasons. This year we’re not so lucky. The flu season seems to have started early, and at least on the East Coast is quite severe. This week Boston has declared a public health emergency as their emergency departments became swamped with flu cases. In Pennsylvania, a hospital erected a tent outside its emergency department for the increasing number of flu patients. The number of flu cases is increasing in California too, though we may be a week or two behind the wave of illness that has struck the East.
What should we all do to avoid getting sick?
” target=”_blank”>Flu Season Strikes Early And, In Some Places, Hard (Associated Press)
” target=”_blank”>Number of NYC flu cases higher than in past years (Wall Street Journal)
” target=”_blank”> Seasonal Influenza: Flu Basics (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
” target=”_blank”>Hospital Opens Emergency Tent in Midst of Increasing Flu Cases (NBC Phiiladelphia)
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