In a tourist area like the Virgin Islands, where millions of people visit annually, Virgin Islanders are always at high risk for acquiring the latest version of influenza going around. And, influenza is known to be a rapid killer of those who are elderly, very young or immunosuppressed.
Influenza cases increasing throughout Montana -- Public health officials encourage influenza vaccine
Influenza activity is widespread in Montana with half of the counties reporting confirmed cases, state public health officials said today.
It all started last night. My poor mom was nearly unrecognizable on the phone, all stuffed up and coughing. Then, on my ride into work, I scanned the headlines (“One of the earliest and worst seasons in years!”) and started to get alarmed. Suddenly the usual chorus of wintertime commuter sniffles seemed more and more ominous. Hello, hand sanitizer.
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