Flu Awareness may decrease incidence of the much feared epidemic

December 22, 2014 4:08 AM

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Flu Awareness may decrease incidence of the much feared epidemic

Each year, people around the world dread the epidemic of influenza which has caused great loss of lives in the past. This year, the Center of Disease and Control are concerned about the evolved influenza A virus, which is also known as H3N2. Evolution means a certain mutation in the strand of the virus that can lead to high virulence and can produce severe disease.

“Generally speaking, the A strain seems to be more severe in its symptoms and the duration seems to be a bit longer,” said Corey Kirkland, assistant administrator for Public Health Area 10.

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