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7 Notoriously Nasty Flu Types Circulating this Season


Winter—along with the treacherous road conditions, icy sidewalks, and killer icicles from above, there are some seriously nasty and notorious flu strains running rampant.

According to infectious disease specialists at Cleveland’s University Hospitals Case Medical Center, the following forms of influenza (a type of highly contagious pathogen that strikes the respiratory system), bacterial infections, and viruses are on the prowl for unwitting hosts this winter season and should be considered public enemy number 1…

1. H1N1 Flu

I was the unfortunate recipient of this nasty flu virus, known also as “swine flu” in 2012 and it literally had me vomiting for 4 days straight. The scariest part was that it took me almost a month to regain my normal digestive balance. Every meal (a large majority liquid) in the weeks that followed left severe stomach cramps in its wake.

Although H1N1 caused pandemic illness in America in 2009 (it sickened over 60-million and killed 12,000 individuals), the general flu vaccine has since subdued swine flu into seasonal flu territory. However, beware that it can still hit healthy adults quite hard if they come into contact with a contagious individual and go unvaccinated.

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