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Can You Get Sick From The Flu Twice In One Season?

Posted by on February 23rd, 2018 Posted in: Articles, General, Public Health


Every season thousands of people come down with the flu, deal with the symptoms and recover. Unfortunately, having the flu does not prevent you from having the flu again later in the season. Every year there are several strains of the flu going around, some more prevalent than other but all can make you sick. According to Dr. Pritish Tosh, an infectious disease specialist at the Mayo clinic, it is very easy to get the prevalent strain of the season, in this year’s case is the H3N2 strain. Then several weeks later catch the flu again, but one of the B strains that is less common but just as contagious. To read more and watch and interview with Dr. Tosh, click on the link below.

https://news.nnlm.gov/bhic/flu

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