The Center for Disease Control (CDC) is aware of this year’s flu epidemic and held a press conference last week with their Flu experts to update the public on the current flu statistics and outlook. Dr. Dan Jernigan, Director of the influenza division in CDC’s national center for immunization and respiratory diseases hosted the conference, starting out by saying it has been a tough flu season so far this year. He goes on to give exact details about why this year’s flu seems to be worse than normal. “Most people with influenza are being infected with the H3N2 influenza virus….
With the summer months coming to an end and flu season approaching fast, it’s important to remind our children how to avoid getting sick this year! There are some very common aliments that become prominent in schools specifically during the colder months; among the general population, the cold and flu are the most commonly contracted illnesses and are the least likely to be serious if properly treated. The flu and cold are both viruses and their symptoms are very similar, however the duration of the two and the severity of the symptoms is the main tale-tale sign between the two….