USA – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says more than 40 states have “widespread influenza activity.” More than 2000 people have been hospitalized across the country, and more than a dozen deaths have been reported.
It’s so bad in Massachusetts that Boston’s mayor has declared a public health emergency. Ten times more people have been hospitalized in Beantown over last year.
One Dallas family says their six year old son died from flu complications.
So it’s definitely not something to sneeze at.
Fevers up to about 103 and achiness are common, but if that turns into shortness of breath or not keeping liquids down, you may need to hit the hospital.