Hi, where do you live?Dec 15th to January 18th I was sick as well. I went to the doctor's twice because I've never been sick for that long. It was a strange sickness. Heavy dry coughing that got worse at night. Sore throat, hurt to swallow. I lost my voice for a week. Congestion in my lungs. Fatigued. The doctor said on the first visit that it was Laryngitis (primary encounter diagnosis) Physicians Note: Discussed of a viral nature of this. Then on Jan 2nd I went back again because I was still sick with a sore throat and coughing. This time they said it was Acute tonsillitis, unspecified etiology (primary encounter diagnosis)TM's clear b/l, N-congested, T-mild erythema with sl R tonsillar enlargement, no exudate. I recall the doctor saying that there is something respiratory related going around. Again, this was on Jan 2nd. The CDC was notified on January 3rd.