Influenza A Virus Could Soon Begin Picking Up
Influenza B has been the feel bad story of the 2019-2020 flu season, as the strain, which typically peaks in February or March, has gotten off to a fast start. However, that strain is expected to reach a peak soon, then start declining, according to a research partnership between the Biocomplexity Institute at the University of Virginia and AccuWeather. Unfortunately, the fall of Influenza B might be immediately followed by its nasty kin: Influenza A.
The presence of influenza A is slowly picking up across the United States, says Dr. Bryan Lewis, a professor at the University of Virginia, according to Accuweather. Lewis doesn't know for certain when the type A strain will begin surging, but he suspects that it will begin making its influence felt near late December.
Influenza B can be a menace, especially for kids; however, it tends to cause less hospitalizations and deaths than Influenza A.
Regardless of how Influenza A comes on, it's safe to say that the 2019-2020 flu season will be the third straight to display negative features. The 2017-2018 flu season featured recording-breaking hospitalizations and the 2018-2019 flu season was longer than average.
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