As spring is in the air, and you survived the first wave of the flu season in-tact, just when you thought that it was safe, experts warn that a second wave of the flu may be on its way to hit the country once again.
Flu season peaked in February and the majority of states have seen a decrease in reports; however, doctors expect to see the nasty but rear it’s ugly head again even through May.
This year, the flu caused 142 pediatric deaths, denoting that the virus was particularly brutal on children. Even though we are in the home stretch, practicing safe good health care habits is still recommended, such as covering your mouth when coughing or sneezing, washing your hands frequently, and staying home if you feel sick.
If you are not feeling well and do not know if it is due to spring allergies or something else, it doesn’t hurt to pay a visit to your family doctor just to make sure. Remember, the flu can be deadly and mimic other symptoms that include the common cold, allergies, and other bugs.