Seasonal influenza

What is Seasonal influenza?

Flu season is an annually recurring time period characterized by the prevalence of outbreaks of influenza (flu). 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.

The 2012–13 flu season was particularly harsh in the United States, where the majority of states were reporting high rates of influenza-like illness.

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Whats the appropriate vaccination for seasonal influenza for a child of 3.5 years...

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Regarding your concern, I want to tell you that children aged 6 months through 8 years require 2 doses of influenza vaccine...

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My hands are cold in the evening, flu likr systoms, dry mouth and cold hands, some chills and dry cough, no fever, temp 96.4 BP 153/89 HR 75, not...

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Mild viral infection.

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I've had the flu for 5 days. At first my temp was 101.1 F. Now it's 96.5. I'm still having chills, feel somewhat achy, and have a lot of sinus...

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Resilient flu, consult Infectious disease people

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