January 3rd, 2013

Flu Season is Worst in a Decade

By Logan Lafferty

More than 120 Minnesotans were hospitalized in one week, because of the flu.  Now health officials are warning this may be the worst flu outbreak in a decade…ayo Clinic's  Dr. Greg Poland says this year’s strain can be downright deadly. "This can be a lethal virus, I mean we loose on average about 36,000 Americans each year."… "A really important point is that this particular influenza virus is h3n2 and it is in the vaccine, so there's a good match between what's in the vaccine and what's circulating," said Dr. Poland.

KAAL by Katie Eldred

Tags: Dr. Greg Poland, flu, flu outbreak, H3N2, Infectious Diseases, KAAL, lethal virus, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Preventive Medicine, vaccine

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