Can you get the flu twice in one season?

As one of the roughest flu seasons in recent years continues, doctors are warning that having the flu once won’t prevent people from catching it twice. Yes, it’s possible to experience double the misery. According to Gary Munk, Ph.D., clinical director of Clinical Virology at Hackensack University Medical Center, because there are several different strains of influenza hitting the state and the country, it’s possible to come down with a second, different strain even after fighting off the first. According to the analogy that Dr. Munk makes, if you stand on the shore, in the ocean, how many times do you get hit by waves?

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