Getting a Flu Shot No Guarantee It Will Work | Barbara Loe Fisher

Like a lot of people, in January when I suddenly developed a high fever (101 F), body aches, fatigue, nasal congestion and cough, I thought for sure it was influenza, which I had not experienced for decades. Turns out, according to a recently released CDC report, in the 2016-2017 flu season the odds are only about one in 10 that flu like illness symptoms are, in fact, caused by type A or B influenza. On Feb. 17, 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published an update on influenza activity in the U.S. for four months between Oct. 2, 2016 and Feb. 4, 2017. The new news is the CDC found that over the past four months… click to read full commentary.

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