CommonHealth: Flu Hits Mass. Early, With Force
The current flu season (which runs November to March) is hitting Massachusetts early — and with a force.
Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Mass. Department of Public Health show that not only have cases of flu-like illness spiked earlier than seasons past, but they’re also more widespread.
This flu season is atypical in a number of ways, and we speak with an infectious disease physician about what makes this year’s flu so bad and what you can do to try to protect yourself.
- Carey Goldberg, co-host of WBUR’s CommonHealth blog
- Dr. Robin Colgrove, physician in the infectious disease division at Mount Auburn Hospital
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