The flu, or influenza, is a viral disease of the respiratory tract—the nose, throat, bronchial tubes and lungs—and is highly contagious. A cold is a less severe viral infection, and often includes a runny nose, sneezing and coughing. Unlike flu, colds typically don't cause fever. READ MORE
When COVID-19 was diagnosed in writer Jaimie Seaton’s small New England town, she asked experts how she and other mothers can protect themselves.
Folks fretting about the coronavirus are forgetting that the flu is already running rampant in the United States, one that's killed nearly 20 times as many people in this country alone.
The flu season is off to a fast and furious start, with a strain of the virus that normally arrives later in the season making a strong early appearance.
About two-thirds of pregnant women in the United States don't get vaccinated against both flu and whooping cough, putting them and their newborns at risk.
09 Oct 2019Pregnancy & Postpartum