(From CBS News)
The flu is widespread throughout the country and there are 39 states the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says have especially high activity. With so many students and teachers getting sick, schools in at least 12 states have cancelled classes for a few days for cleanup and recovery.
“It has been a tough influenza season so far this year,” said Dr. Daniel Jernigan of the CDC.
He says the H3N2 strain of the flu is hitting patients over 65 very hard, but other strains of the flu are taking a toll on younger patients.