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While no one can predict this coming year’s flu season, flu is already circulating in some communities, and emergency department nurses and their hospitals are preparing for an influx of influenza patients.
“Last year was a nasty season,” said Richard Webby, PhD, a member of the Department of Infectious Diseases at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis and one of a select group of scientists responsible for making recommendations for which flu vaccines will be put into circulation each year.
“The southern hemisphere, which is just coming out of its flu season, as a whole has had a pretty mild season. You can’t necessarily use that to directly predict what we might have.”