News tagged with flu season

Related topics: centers for disease control and prevention · flu · vaccine · influenza · swine flu

Stronger flu shots, more side effects

Ordinary flu vaccine has always worked out for Carolyn Hendrickson, so the 77-year-old was perplexed on a recent Monday when her clinic gave her a high-dose version without asking first.

Nov 11, 2011
popularity0 comments 0

Flu season

Flu season is a regularly re-occurring time period characterized by the prevalence of outbreaks of influenza. The season occurs during the cold half of the year in each hemisphere. Influenza activity can sometimes be predicted and even tracked geographically. While the beginning of major flu activity in each season varies by location, in any specific location these minor epidemics usually take about 3 weeks to peak and another 3 weeks to significantly diminish. Individual cases of the flu however, usually only last a few days. In some countries such as Japan and China, infected persons sometimes wear a surgical mask out of respect for others.

This text uses material from Wikipedia, licensed under CC BY-SA

Subscribe to rss feed