806 Health Tip: Flu Once Not Good; But You Could Get It Twice
I mean come on it's bad enough to get the flu once a year? Am I right? Have you gotten it yet? I think I did around New Year's. I say "I think" because that is what my daughter got diagnosed with when she returned home after Christmas.
So when I started feeling bad I thought "Oh no" but I decided not to go to the doctor. So I don't know for sure if it was the flu or not. I just know I felt like death and spent a lot of time sleeping. I finally started feeling better.
Now probably the only good part about getting the flu early on was that you know your body built up those antibodies and you are safe from getting the flu again. Right? Or is that not the case?
Apparently not this year. You actually are much more likely to get the flu twice this season. Well isn't that just kick you in the crotch, spit on your neck fantastic (to steal a quote from Rachel Green on Friends).
This year we are "fortunate" enough to have two different strains of the flu going around. We have type A and type B. The common one is the one we see every winter. This year, though, there has been a big spike in Type B cases.
It's been about 30 years since that has happened before. So even though you get one and they have the same symptoms you are not protected from one if you get the other. So if you have already been lucky enough to get the flu this winter.....be warned....you may get it again. Gee. I can hardly wait.