Staying Away from the Flu This Year

Little kids sure can be cute, but when they’re all sneezy and drippy, who can blame us for not wanting to get too close — imagine the germs! And when flu season hits, the thought of being sidelined with a hacking cough, fever and chills is enough to make us want to step back just a bit further from those sweet little faces. Hold on though — it turns out that small children may be getting a bad rap when it comes to spreading the flu. Dena Schanzer, MSc, PStat, a senior statistical analyst with the Public Health Agency in Ontario, Canada, published research recently in the American Journal of Epidemiology that suggests that, in fact, Read the rest of this entry »