Flu is considered to be widespread across the country, including in Connecticut, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
It's prompted doctors to warn people that they can spread the virus even if they test negative for it.
Doctors with American Family Care said their offices have been flooded with patients with obvious symptoms; however, some are not testing positive for the flu.
Dr. Jeremy Allen, an AFC physician, said a certain amount of antigen, or the substance that’s linked to the virus, is needed to get a positive flu result. He said doctors test for flu with a swab that goes up the nose and sometimes the sample isn’t broad enough to detect the flu.
AFC released some myths and facts about the virus.
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