Flu Season is Worst in a Decade

Posted on January 3rd, 2013 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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