#Flu season oversleeps, wakes up grumpy

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Due to a pleasantly mild winter this year, flu season has gotten a late start.

 

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Flu season oversleeps, wakes up grumpy While the winter months are more traditionally known for the aches and pains of the flu season, this year’s surprisingly warm winter has delayed the beginning of the yearly influenza season.

 

Most notably in Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma, the flu has just this month begun to wake up, triggering reports of “increased influenza outbreaks in at least half of the regions in a state” in the past few weeks.

 

One county’s health department has noted 137 new cases last week alone, and 229 since the 19th of February (KSPR). There’s still time to get your flu shot if you haven’t yet – although officials do expect the illness to drop back down mid-April as it does every year.

 

Just in case though, be on the lookout for the classic symptoms: aches and pains, weakness, headache, runny nose, and cough. Also, in general stay away from anyone who looks like death warmed over.

 

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