Spring is here but so are the sneezes and sniffles that usually accompany it, making more than 50 million people in the U.S. miserable, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.
Colder weather is setting in and with the change of seasons you might also notice more people coughing, sneezing and calling in sick. It’s a harsh reality that these chilly months are strongly associated with the cold and flu.
This year's flu season is severe. So far, at least 26 children in the United States have died of influenza, and thousands of elderly people have been hospitalized, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
This year's flu season may be more severe compared with some recent years, and the current flu shot may not protect people as well against the disease, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.