'Two Wave' Flu Season Unusually Long: CDC
TUESDAY, April 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- What looked like a mild flu season in December has turned into the longest flu season in five years, U.S. health officials report.
The season is so prolonged because two waves of flu viruses hit one after the other, making it like two flu seasons in one.
"Those two waves together have made it a long season and a moderately severe season," said Lynnette Brammer, leader of the domestic influenza surveillance team for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
"It's unusual to have two waves of influenza A and to have both of them be as strong," she said. "Usually you have one big wave and then a smaller one, but these were pretty equal."Full Article