Jan 26, 2018 9:48 PM GMT
This year’s flu season is now more intense than any since the 2009 swine flu pandemic and still getting worse, federal health officials said on Friday.
Despite the late date, the agency still recommends that Americans get flu shots. Because some doctors and pharmacies have none left, Dr. Jernigan suggested checking vaccinefinder.org to find providers with stocks.
This year’s dominant virus, H3N2, has been circulating for 50 years — it emerged as the “Hong Kong flu” in 1968 — but it is usually the most lethal of the seasonal strains.
This Flu Season Is the Worst in Nearly a Decade
I remember the Hong Kong flu and had it back in '68. Boy was I miserable. That was back when the flu symptoms were mostly nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Nowadays the flu is just like a cold but with a fever.