Expert: Flu season could arrive earlier this year, be tougher on kids

Dr. Stacene Maroushek of Hennepin Healthcare says it is expected to be extra tough on kids.

“There’s just data now coming out of the southern hemisphere. They have a peak that’s about two months before most of their normal peak,” Maroushek said. “And so if we translated that to the United States and to Minnesota, what that would mean instead of having maybe peak flu season in January/February, you might be looking at October/November.”