It’s Too Early To Tell What Flu Season Will Be Like, But Early Signs Look A Little Grim
Australia, which can act as a sneak peek into what the coming months hold, just exited its winter flu season with 2.5 times as many cases as it usually sees.
The San Diego Union-Tribune:
Is San Diego Headed For A Big Flu Season?
Australia, which often serves as a sneak peek of America’s flu season, is coming off a significant bout of influenza-related illness just as cases are starting to spike in San Diego. Does this mean that we’re in for an extra achy winter? Dr. Wilma Wooten, the county’s public health officer, says its too early to tell for sure. “We don’t have enough information yet to tell how severe the flu season is going to be,” Wooten said. (Sisson, 11/10)
Capital Public Radio:
UC Davis Dr. Dean Blumberg On Preparing For Flu Season
The flu season is coming upon us and experts are concerned this year could be particularly bad. Last year’s flu shot was only 42 percent effective and a report released Monday suggests the reason why was due to a mutation in the vaccine strain. (Remington, 11/10)