It’s coming earlier than usual this year. The dreaded three-letter illness that sneaks up on its victims and knocks them out for days, weeks or worse. Seasonal flu is back, and it’s getting a head start.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates the normal flu season peaks in January or February in the U.S. and occurs as early as October and as late as May. Mercy docs started reporting cases of flu in early September.
This time of year, lots of questions fly around about the flu. Hopefully, this will clear up some confusion.
Flu Facts (supported by CDC):