Friday, December 14, 2012

Flu Season Arrived Early

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has stated that the flu season is officially under way about a month earlier than expected.

Towards the end of November, the percentage of visits to the doctor attributing to influenza-like illness (fever, sore throat, cough, or a combination) was 2.2 percent.  

This percentage matches the national baseline. Texas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Alabama have reported high flu activity.

 This year marks the earliest flu season in almost a decade. The CDC is urging people to be vaccinated as soon as possible. It is also important to wash your hands, cover your mouth and stay home if you experience flu-like symptoms.  

Snyder and Wenner, P.C.

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