Spring doesn’t put viruses to sleep! Yes, the lack of sunlight, cold weather, closed windows and family gatherings are all associated with the infamous winter colds. While, between December and February is the worst influenza time, and sticks around longer than we want, the end of winter doesn’t exactly mean our problems are all gone.
During 1982-2018, flu activity peeked in March in 6 seasons (16.7%). The sun is more present, and we dress down and go out and… bam, a late blooming cold front shows up! Or worse, we come back from a much-needed vacation in the sun during February or March only to return to an unexpected guest – the dead of winter!
Here are a few tricks to keep up your sleeve, especially during “springtime,” to avoid unwanted time-out due to a nasty, unexpected cold and flu.