In Maryland, a 13-year-old boy dies after a brief but violent battle with what doctors believe is influenza. A week later, a school in Virginia shuts down for a day when nearly 200 of its students are absent due to sickness.
The headlines make it impossible to deny that we are in the middle of the flu season. And infectious disease experts say that similar stories could be in store for the weeks to come.
The flu season, during which the disease is most rampant, is generally thought to run from...Full Story