US is in the grip of an early flu outbreak, cited by many as one of the most severe observed in the last 10 years. Three flu like epidemics are being predicted in the annual flu season with aggressive forms of flu virus.
Fox 9 News reports that
Hospitals in the state are reporting more flu cases this year than at the height of the 2009 H1N1 flu outbreak.
New York Daily News reports that there have been over 15,000 flu cases in New York and one child has died of flu complications.
41 states are reporting widespread flu outbreaks. Boston declared a public health emergency on Wednesday.
Amidst clogged emergency rooms and spreading panic across the nation, keep yourself safe. Get vaccinated and stay warm.