Running five weeks ahead of the average flu season, flu cases have continued to grow in the U.S. with no sign yet of a peak in the spread of coughing, achy, feverish illness, according to health specialist.
While CDC officials say it’s too early to tell exactly how bad this year’s season will be, experts monitoring electronic trends show that, based on internet search terms, this year’s season has already hit the “intense” category.
Some data charting tools are showing that cough is the most frequently reported flu symptom this season, followed by sore throat, fatigue, headache, body ache, and fever.
Overall, this year’s vaccines appear to be well matched for the two strains of influenza A and one strain of influenza B that are circulating this year, CDC officials have said. Information about vaccination has become more and more important over the past decade. Most primary care physicians agree that it needs to be one every parent’s watch list.
Remember, it’s not too late to get vaccinated! Call (757) 889-CARE (2273) to make a same-day appointment with a primary care physician in Hampton Roads.