Infectious disease doctor warns of heavy flu activity this fall and winter season

Experts are worried because the U.S. typically mirrors the Southern Hemisphere where right now Australia is experiencing its worst flu season in five years.

PORTLAND, Ore. — If there is any year to get the flu shot, this is the year, according to Dr. Katie Sharff of Kaiser Permanente Northwest.

Kaiser’s Chief of Infectious Disease believes there will be a lot of flu activity this fall and winter due to what is happening in the Southern Hemisphere. The U.S. typically mirrors what happens in the Southern Hemisphere. 

Dr. Sharff said Australia is experiencing its worst flu season in five years. 

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