Just the other day, I was feeling lucky because I haven't gotten a cold or flu this winter. Maybe all that hand washing and hand sanitizing was paying off. Maybe, maybe not? It turns out that this year's flu season is just off to a late start.
Illinois public health officials are reporting a relatively mild flu season so far. It may be too early to tell but flu shots and generous gobs of hand sanitizer seem to be keeping flu bugs at bay. But don’t get complacent; that ever-present alcohol-based hand sanitizer is not perfect.