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Flu: A Look Ahead

July 12, 2019

Flu season in the Southern Hemisphere tends to foretell our own upcoming flu season fairly well—so here’s an update on Australia’s flu season. With an early start, there have been twice the number of flu related deaths so far this year in Australia, and it’s being dubbed “moderately bad” compared to last year’s “mild”. Of […]

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In the Northern Hemisphere, we look to Australia for a forecast of what our winter flu season will look like. What happens in Australia influences things like which strains go in the flu shot—which is sometimes accurate, sometimes not. Spring here, fall there. As we look to summer, they look to winter, and it’s barely […]

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You’re not imagining it; people are still coming down with the flu. This is the longest flu season in a decade at 21+ weeks, thanks to a second flu strain that started circulating in February. While the first strain that started in the fall was well-matched to this year’s vaccine, the February strain is not—so […]

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Normally flu is on the way out by March—but not this year. The flu is still—officially—widespread across 44 states. The forecast is that it will last at least a few more weeks, well into April, and that this new surge of H3N2 will be hard on seniors (as it has traditionally been). While clinic visits […]

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Flu Still Ramping Up

March 14, 2019

It’s March, but there’s no end in sight to flu season. Experts are predicting that we haven’t seen the peak yet as flu continues to ramp up week after week. Some cities are just now getting their seasonal flu outbreaks and seeing patients swarm into clinics. Keep up on immune support and flu prevention for […]

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