I'm Louise-most people
call me Lou-and I live in Kansas. I feel pretty rotten now.
I have a sore throat, a cough, and achy muscles. Doctor
Petrie said I caught the flu-that's short for influenza.
My friends Sue, Hugh, and Stu also caught it. I hear it's
going around (and not just to people whose names rhyme!)
My dad's giving me lots of stuff to drink and making sure I
sleep a lot. I asked Doctor Petrie, "Where does the flu
come from?" She said, "Many scientists think the flu
comes from ducks in China." How can a virus travel around the