Funnily enough - every year people in the UK seem to get even more infections (be it Flu, colds or Norovirus/tummy bugs) usually starting end of Nov - Mid Jan.
From what I can remember - there wasn't that many Viruses or Bacterial Infections around Christmas 15-20 years ago.
And strangely enough every time there's yet another batch of the UK population who are told they need a flu jab - or flu spray up their nose, based on some dodgy study - and then sent a threatening letter about how important it is mid Sept/Oct - the number of people sick around Christmas time goes up yet again due to their general populations weakened immune systems
It's got even worse these last 2 years since they started needlessly spraying Fluenz up kids noses - almost every kid I know has been sick either slightly before, during or just after Xmas this year and last year - and the NHS must have the figures to prove it somewhere.
I've had two of the worst colds ever in the last two weeks. Ever since my son was born, the amount of colds I've had has gone from maybe 1-2 a year to what feels like a million a year.
This current one is particularly brutal, I can't sleep at all as my nose and mouth feel so itchy all the time that I'm tossing and turning the whole time. I got up in the end last night as I got so worked up.
My nose isn't even running that much, just constant sneezing.