Flu Arrives Early This Year: Just in Time for the Holidays!

Ever seen the flu map?  It is pretty neat.  So is Google's Flu Trends.  Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas are seeing the most flu activity, the level of influenza activity in Georgia is picking up, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. flu-vaccineFlu season typically peaks in January; however this year the flu is making an earlier start thus logically giving the possibility of an earlier peak.  I am hoping my flu shot will keep this nasty virus away!

I love what this doctor says:

“This year’s vaccine appears to be right on target with the circulating virus,” said Dr. William Schaffner, chair of preventive medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. “Treat it as a holiday gift to yourself and everyone around you. Don’t be a Grinch by spreading the flu.”

The CDC Director says:

“We’re seeing the beginning of the uptick start at least a month before we’d generally see it,” said the CDC director, Dr. Thomas Frieden. “It looks like it’s shaping up to be a bad flu season.”

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