by Marycela Barron, RDN, LD
The current news cycle is filled with stories on the coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China in late 2019 linked to an open-air seafood and animal market. The coronavirus has not been identified and currently there are four people in the US confirmed to be infected.
The influenza virus, or the flu, comes in four types: A, B, C, and D.
Humans are susceptible, or can get sick, from types A, B, and C. Type D affects cattle. Type C will cause the mildest of illnesses of the three types. Types A and B can both cause serious illness, but type A mutates more rapidly than B and...