Flu season at its peak

Flu season at its peak
Spokane Regional Health District

KXLY 920 interviewed Dr. Mark Springer from Spokane Regional Health District to get an update on this year’s flu season, which is at its peak.

“Flu is kind of different from the cold in the sense that you get those full body aches, and it can knock you flat for five to seven days,” said Dr. Springer.

Medical experts across the country are saying this could be one of the worst flu seasons in years.

“We’ve seen a lot of hospitalizations,” said Dr. Springer. “That’s one of the ways that we measure severity. We’re over 100 hospitalizations since the beginning of the year.”

This year’s flu has claimed 29 lives in Washington State. Seven of those deaths occurred in Spokane County.

For more information on this flu season and the effectiveness of the vaccine, you can listen to the interview in its entirety here.