Today’s Infectious Disease News (10/22/19)

Public Health Experts Warn of Potentially Severe Flu Season

Public health experts are warning that the severe flu season in Australia this year could mean the US will experience a rough winter as well. The CDC strongly recommends that everyone over the age of 6 months get vaccinated as soon as possible. According to CDC estimates, the flu caused between 36,000 and 61,000 deaths in the US last year.

Full Story: Wall Street Journal

https://www.wsj.com/articles/doctors-urge-americans-to-get-flu-shots-amid-fears-over-deadly-flu-strain-11571234256?fbclid=IwAR1_0ozMjxhdDe2bNevBIPk9a-nYXyouja3HtJesjgMDl062suKIuypRp3w
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