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Flu Season Off To Early Start, And It Could Be Severe

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Flu season has hit hard in South Florida, bringing the typical fever, muscle aches and lingering cough, but this year it also includes one telltale sign: severe fatigue.

“People feel like they have been hit by a bus,” said Clara St. Thomas, a nurse practitioner with the CVS Minute Clinic in Miramar. “They are coming in dragging and saying they have never felt like this before.”

Health officials had warned the 2019-2020 flu season could be one of the worst in history. Although the season tends to peak in February, in South Florida, doctors report they are not only treating two strains of the flu, they are also sending people to the hospital with complications such as pneumonia.

Read more at the Sun Sentinel.