Morning Edition
5:48 am
Thu February 23, 2012

Does a Mild Winter Lead to a Mild Flu Season?

According to the Centers for Disease Control, flu season is usually at its peak by February…but not this year.

Might it have something to do with all the warm weather?

State health officials say it’s not likely.

But Doctor Jodie Dion Odom, Deputy State Epidemiologist, says it is unusual that the influenza virus this year is as mild as the winter. 

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