Increase of Influenza B Seen with This Year's Outbreak

Every flu season is unique. The 2019-2020 outbreak features more cases of influenza B, the viral strain that usually emerges later in the season. 

"We’re right now in the thick of the flu season. Here at Harborview, we’re seeing anywhere from 5-10 cases of influenza in our clinics and our emergency room pretty much every day," says Dr. John Lynch, the hospital's medical director of infection control.

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John B. Lynch, MD, MPH.

John B. Lynch, MD, MPH

Medical Director, HMC Infection Prevention & Control
Associate Professor Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy & Infectious Diseases

Dr. Lynch's focus is on the prevention of healthcare associated infections (HAI), rational use of antimicrobials, and employee health at Harborview Medical Center. In addition, he is an atttending physician in HMC Infectious Diseases ...

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