Dr. Richard O'Brien of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and Associate Professor at the Commonwealth Medical College in Scranton says Emergency Departments in Northeast Pa. are busy with suspected flu cases. Dr. O"Brien tells WILK that it's not too late to get a flu shot, as the virus lingers into May. He says this year's shot seems to be targeted pretty well to the strain that is hitting the area hard. Symptoms include a runny nose, dry throat, and muscle aches and pains. If you have the flu, get bedrest, drink plenty of fluids, and take over the counter medicines like tylenol to deal with the discomfort.
Listen to Dr. Rich O'Brien's full discussion on the flu with WILK's Webster and Nancy: