Showing posts from November, 2018

The Flu Season

The season has changed and it is now Fall or Autumn, which marks the transition from summer to winter. It comes with the beautiful change in the color of the landscape as the trees gradually change color from green to orange and brown. It is beautiful. However, do not forget that fall is affiliated with flu. Hence, it is called the "Flu season". This is because the Flu viruses are common during the fall and winter months. Influenza activity begins to increase in October and November. Most of the time, the activity peaks between December and February and can last as late as May. Last Flu season, I published an article on the Myths and Facts about the Flu. You can read about it here. Also earlier in the year, I published another article on The Flu and You. You can read about that here . Influenza (the Flu) is an acute respiratory illness caused by influenza A or B. We know it predominantly occurs in winter. It generally presents following an incubation period of 1-