Doctors Warn This Winter's Flu Season Could Be Especially Bad

From TIME - November 30, 2017

The U.S. may be in for a sick winter.

Based on record-high influenza numbers in Australia, where flu season just wrapped up, U.S. health officials are bracing for a similar situation, according to a perspective piece published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday.

To make matters worse, the Australian flu vaccinewhich has the same composition as the U.S. vaccinewas only effective in roughly 10% of cases, the article says.

Cases of the flu are already rolling in stateside, according to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


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