Like every hospital, everyone in my clinic received the flu vaccine. Despite this, 30% of my staff became ill with the flu (confirmed via testing) which is unprecedented in my memory. According to the CBS Evening News, flu cases nationwide are “up sharply,” based on the CDC’s assessment that “26 states are seeing high activity.”
The report states that in all but 4 states the flu is widespread. Peak season is generally between December and February.
The CDC has a website called “Flu near you.” Here’s the map: https://flunearyou.org/#!/.
We are putting masks on all our patients who have a fever, particularly if they have upper respiratory infections.