It would be an understatement to say that we live in a different world than we did during the last flu season. Since March 2020, we have experienced lockdowns, changing recommendations, countless hospitalizations and deaths, and isolation from friends and family. The spread of COVID-19 across the globe, resulting in the kind of pandemic that hasn’t occurred in 100
The flu season generally extends from October through May, with most cases making their mark between December and early March. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the 2017-2018 influenza season was a high-severity flu season, with high levels of both outpatient clinic visits and emergency room visits due to influenza-like illnesses.
Each year the strains of flu that affect humans are different. However, one thing that is not different is that the flu is a very contagious and dangerous illness, causing hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations and tens of thousand of deaths each year. This is why scientists monitor the strains of flu that move through
With nearly 16 years of experience in emergency medicine, our very own Dr. Dominic Ruocco is a skilled urgent care provider that still practices with the same compassion he began his career with. Get to know more about Dr. Ruocco, whose commitment to patient comfort is top priority. What urgent care services does Dr.
Whenever the seasons change, there’s so much to look forward to – unless you’re talking about cold and flu season. Thousands of Americans catch the flu virus each year and have to miss work or school for several days. While most are able to recover within a week, the flu can actually be fatal for the