The latest influenza activity update in the U.S. has just been released by the CDC and it’s not a pretty picture. First things first: GET VACCINATED. If you’re over six months old or someone you interact with on a regular basis is at high risk of flu complications (i.e. young, old, pregnant, immunocompromised, etc.): GET VACCINATED. This year’s flu virus has arrived early and it has health officials across the country bracing themselves for what could be the worst flu season in a decade.
Flu: What Is It?
Influenza is an infectious, airborne RNA-virus that tends to spread expeditiously during yearly outbreaks, commonly dubbed “flu season”. It turns you into a coughing, sneezing, aching, squirting, energy-sapped shiver-mobile, and it’s basically the worst.
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