Look at the person to the left of you. Now, turn and face the person to the right. Congratulations, there is a 100 per cent chance you just caught the flu.
OK, the odds that you just got sick aren’t that high, but chances are pretty good that you have recently battled a cough, runny nose and headache, or some of the more foul symptoms common this year.
This has been a particularly terrible flu season across North America, with the virus reaching epidemic proportions in the United States, according to Reuters, and even declared a public health emergency in Boston.
Numbers released by the U.S. Center for Disease Control show the flu has become widespread in 47 states, up from last week, with half of those considered "high activity."
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"The percentage of visits to healthcare providers last week for flu-like illness, 4.3 percent, is comparable to that during the 2007-2008 flu season, which was