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It is no surprise that as the year continues along, we constantly see health news and updates from across the country. Summer is over, and the fall season is fully upon us. This means that the weather is changing, temperatures are dropping, and the chances to get sick increase.

As a country that is already feeling the effects of COVID-19, it is very important to know that staying as healthy as possible should be the biggest priority.

Along with COVID-19, people are also concerned about flu season, rising RSV numbers amongst children, and the temperature change that may bring along common colds. To help fight the battle against sickness, we must continue to practice what it means to be safe and healthy.

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According to the CDC, flu viruses typically spread around during the fall and winter season, most commonly known as the flu season. Although the exact timing and duration of flu season varies, flu activity often begins to increase in October, with a peak rising around November. CDC collects, compiles, and analyzes information on influenza activity year-round in the United States. They then produce a weekly surveillance report, which allows for more in-depth exploration of influenza surveillance data.

The CDC made it their mission to be the best and most reliable source for people to get information when it is flu season. By consistently going to their websites, you will find:


  • when and where influenza activity is occurring
  • Track influenza-related illness
  • Determine what influenza viruses are circulating
  • Detect changes in influenza viruses
  • Measure the impact influenza is having on hospitalizations and deaths in the United States

This flu season, we must all do our part to best ensure that everyone is healthy and safe. With so many things that can cause us to get sick, it is best that we take every cautious approach and step to help stop the spread. That means getting COVID tested, and even social distancing whenever becoming sick.

For more information on flu season, visit www.cdc.gov.