The current flu season (which runs November to March) is hitting Massachusetts early — and with a force.
Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Mass. Department of Public Health show that not only have cases of flu-like illness spiked earlier than seasons past, but they're also more widespread.
This flu season is atypical in a number of ways, and we speak with an infectious disease physician about what makes this year's flu so bad and what you can do to try to protect yourself.
This segment aired on January 8, 2013.