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This flu season was particularly nasty; the flu shot was ineffective, and H3N2, the type A strain that circulated, caused many hospitalizations, deaths, and weeks off work. Now the CDC is warning us to be on the lookout for this year’s Type B strain, which is starting to cause a new flu spike. Make sure […]

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There’s hope that the decline in flu activity on the west coast is a sign the epidemic may soon work its way to an ending, but for now, flu activity is still rising on the east coast (and states in between are a mix). This season has seen a high rate of hospitalizations and deaths, […]

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Many cities, schools, and workplaces are issuing warnings through emails, posted signs, and community outreach: watch out for symptoms of flu, strep, and nausea. It’s normal for flu season to still be going on in March, but this year things are going a little worse. Save yourself the anxiety and heartache of looking at the […]

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By now, everyone is sick of the flu. Hearing about it, looking for it at restaurants and in coworkers, taking precautions, and probably reading about it, too. But this flu season is pretty bad (and it’s not just flu, it’s croup, ear infections, sinus infections, Norovirus and other stomach flus, strep, and more). Not just […]

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This Year’s Flu Peak

January 20, 2017

While you might imagine flu season as an end of the year event (when the flu vaccine is being heavily advertised) it usually goes through March, and in a cold year it can dip into June! This year, peak flu season is happening right now, so gear up and get ready. “Flu” is colloquially used […]

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