Nasty Flu Season Rages On
We are merely at the halfway point for the flu season which extends from October through May.
Influenza levels remain high throughout the U.S. with widespread activity reported in 48 states. Flu cases are on the rise in the west coast and possibly beginning to dissipate in the southeast. Positive influenza tests reported by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) across all 50 states are 140% higher than peak levels last season.
The CDC has reported that this year’s flu vaccine is 23% effective overall, and for adults over age 49 it is only 12% effective.
The most problematic influenza strain this season is H3N2 which tends to be “nastier” according to the CDC, generally making people sicker and resulting in more hospitalizations. This strain is also causing more severe symptoms in children and adults age 49+.
Given the severity of symptoms and the widespread cases, we are recommending that customers immediately take Triple Flu Defense three times per day if experiencing any flu symptoms.
Please share this information so friends and family stay healthy this flu season.