It’s back! Get ready for the flu


Yes, it’s that time of year again. Last year, I gave you weekly flu updates from the CDC and from my position on the front line.

So far, it’s still quiet. I haven’t personally seen any cases yet, but I’m sure to soon enough.

It’s not too late to get vaccinated. Wash your hands frequently.

Remember what the flu is and is not. Influenza is characterized by the sudden onset of high fevers (usually greater than 102), muscle pain, and sometimes runny nose and cough. If you can get to your doctor within the first 48 hours, there are medications that may help you get better a little bit faster. Best, though is prevention.