Flu season may be coming to an end. However, the Center for Disease Control has warned people that a second wave of flu is happening right now. It is known as the Flu Virus B. Flu Virus A cases often go unreported. A spokesperson for the CDC stated that the reason flu virus A cases are often not reported is because they are not severe as the Flu Virus B.
Experts have stated that people who have already had the flu can catch it again. One-hundred and twenty-seven people in Connecticut have died from the flu. Eight of these people have died within the past week.
Because Flu Virus B is more serious than Flu Virus A, you still have to take the necessary precautions. Health experts are concerned about children because they are 20 percent more likely to die from the B virus than the A virus. The B virus can cause children to develop respiratory distress syndrome. This can make it difficult for children to breathe. Children who have the flu can also develop pneumonia and other secondary infections.
People with heart disease, asthma, pregnant women and nursing home residents are also more likely to develop complications from the flu. The general public is also advised to take precautions. People need to avoid coming in contact with sick people.
You will also need to make sure that you cover your coughs with a napkin or your sleeve. Washing your hands can also prevent the flu. Additionally, it is important to disinfectant surfaces at home.
Fatigue, coughs, body aches and fever are some of the signs of the flu. No one knows exactly when flu season will come to an end. Some experts believe that it can last for several more weeks. Flu season typically ends in March, but there is no way to tell exactly when it will end.