My UK relatives are suffering from a mystery condition with flu-like symptoms.
"we were both not well enough to see the new year in... We both had a bad cold & throat infections which I am still not fully over. Last night I was sick so not feeling great, I am having problems shaking off the cough & chestiness. There has been an
epidemic over here which has caused the hospitals to cancel operations [my emphasis]
but it is not flu. K took his dad into hospital the day before we went away as he could hardly breath or stand up so this was a worry to us as well. Fortunately he is now back home, still weak but getting better daily. C and all the kids have been bad as well, I do not know who has escaped this virus over here. M had her first birthday... but I was not well enough to visit them. "
What is going on? MRSA? Something worse?