Although the US remains focused on the COVID-19 pandemic, we also need to be aware of the flu season as winter approaches. Influenza (flu) viruses generally spread in the fall and winter, and their activity peaks between December and February. Getting vaccinated now can lower your chances of getting the flu.
Autumn is the time of migration of the monarch butterfly and it is very common that we can see them in our gardens on their way to their sanctuaries in central Mexico. We can all collaborate to get to know them better and help in their conservation.
RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is reporting the first pediatric flu-related death for the 2023-2024 flu season. A child in the western part of the state recently died from complications associated with influenza infection. To protect the family’s privacy, additional information will not be released.