Flu and holidays

Alternative names 
Holidays and the flu

Information

Question:
Why is the flu more common during the holiday season?

Answer:
The combination of being indoors more frequently, being exposed to more people at social occasions, and being under increased stress during the holidays can explain the higher incidence.

Johns Hopkins patient information

Last revised: December 4, 2012
by Amalia K. Gagarina, M.S., R.D.

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