Experts say this year’s flu season began earlier than normal and the severity of flu cases is greater than in many past years. That’s led to a flood of flu cases in local emergency rooms.
Emergency room doctors at Piedmont Hospital started seeing flu cases in late August. Since that time, they say the number of cases has been steadily rising. Doctor Patricia Meadors is the Network Director of Piedmont Hospital’s Emergency Department.
“This particular flu season is worse than I’ve seen in 35 years.”