Flu Spreading Earlier and Faster This Year
Even People who get the Flu Shot can get Sick
JACKSON, M.S. --The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is warning the flu season appears to be bad this year - spreading faster and earlier than usual.Officials with the CDC have said the South and Southeast sections of the country are getting hit hard.
Even people who received the flu shot can still get sick, they said.
"Number one it does take some time for the vaccine to take effect and if you are exposed to influenza a very short time after getting the vaccine you can still get infected," Dr. Michael Jhung, CDC Medical Officer - Flu Division, said."
There is one theory that the outbreak may be due in part to the possibility that the flu vaccine does not include the strain that is currently spreading across the country.
The C.D.C. disagrees, saying the influenza virus people are being infected with appears to be covered by this year's vaccine. (Editors Note: Not sure which is scarier, the fact that they think they can predict a flu strain or that they think they got it right and it still doesn't work)
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