The smaller town the quicker flu spreads

October 5, 2018 - By Justin Balkhi

According to the new study, there is a perfect explanation of why in small towns intensity of flu cases is higher than in the big ones.

While, doctors warn that no matter if you live in a big city or small town, you still need to go and get flu shot in the hospital, there is a difference in intensity of flu spreading. According to the recent research, the size of the town really matters. Different cities have a different experience of the flu.

Last winter, the season of flu was the most severe in the history. Now doctors believe there may be another devastating flu epidemic. They warn that while flu shots can guarantee 100 percent protection from virus, there may be a chance to survive.

Despite the fact, that all the states were infected by the virus, there were some cities that were affected more than others.

According to the research, smaller towns and cities suffer more intense flu seasons, while it lasts shorter.

Scientists checked the data across the country. It showed a number of visits to the doctors with flu symptoms from 2002 to 2008 years. They checked 600 regions across the USA, noticing the size of towns and cities. It appeared that in metropolises flu spread out more evenly during the winter season. There is also a very organized movement in the big cities like Miami or New York.

In smaller cities, like Atlanta, for example, the movement is less organized, cases more bunched, peaks of flu activity shorter.

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