A friendly alert to all patients, tribe members and readers. My clinical team and I can confirm that the flu epidemic your hearing about is real. Unlike prior “BIRD-FLU” and “SWINE FLU” phony media blasts, the 2012-2013 flu season appears much more significant than previous years.
My clinic has been inundated by influenza and influenza like illnesses beginning in mid December. I practice in the Texas Gulf Coast, Corpus Christi, region and my professional friends across the country are reporting the same issue.
For more information on flu recommendations see SHOULD I GET A FLU SHOT?