What would you do about a viral infection that affects 5-20% of the United States population annually, causes more than 200,000 hospitalizations from complications, and kills about 36,000 people every year?
You would get your flu shot, of course!
Unfortunately, flu season is back. There have already been reported cases of influenza in New Mexico for the 2019-20 flu season.
The flu is not just a bad cold, it is a much more significant infection. While there are some overlapping symptoms between the flu and a cold, the symptoms of flu are much more severe and longer lasting.