‘So far so good’: Charlotte doctor explains why flu cases are trending down this season

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Doctors we spoke with today say they typically see a big spike in flu cases after the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, but this year? Almost none.

“Our flu numbers are definitely lower than what you’d expect in the previous years,” said Dr. Ryan Shelton of Tryon Medical Partners. “This is the trend we have seen across the country and in the southern hemisphere.”

>> In the video at the top of this page, that doctor tells Channel 9′s Damany Lewis why he thinks the number is so low this season.