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Flu/Cold Season Has a Late Start

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Health officials say the flu season is finally here – the slowest start in nearly 25 years.

 

Until this month, there weren’t enough flu cases in the U.S. to signal the start of the season. This is the latest start to a flu season since the winter of 1987-1988.

Flu season usually starts in December or January. Often, it’s half over by late February. CDC officials don’t know why this season was slow but it could be a combination of factors.

Many states including Washington has had widespread cases for the last two weeks.

In addition to getting vaccinated, the spread of flu can be prevented by frequent hand-washing, covering a cough or sneeze, and staying home from school or work when sick.

Chuck and I have been sick for two weeks and it  seems to linger on!

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