The Wall Street Journal - The Show Must Go On—Even with Flu Symptoms"
Most of the time, Broadway actors are merely annoyed by sniffles and wheezes from the seats. But a virulent New York flu season means performers have more to fear than audiences' badly timed coughs. Nicole Bouvier, an internist at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai who researches influenza, said a particularly virulent strain had spread in the city this winter. But, she added, the current flu season started earlier than normal and followed a below-average flu year. "So this year seems to be hitting harder," Dr. Bouvier said. Learn more