I don't know if anyone else has been experiencing this lately, but I was ill over a month ago with some crud that attacked my singing and speaking voice and replaced it with coughing, sore throat/sinuses and fever... It took about three weeks to get over. I was in a store the other day and overheard the folks at the counter talking about the same illness and one of them said "Yeah, I had it too. Takes about three months to get over". This thing had a large effect on attendance as it travelled throughout the building where I work.
I've felt fine for about five weeks now, but still have this gunk tickling my vocal cords, that makes me clear my throat and cough to try to get it out. I hear people where I work and it's obvious that they are being irritated by the same thing. I'm on the West Coast of the USA. Is this thing going around the rest of the country? Is it going around the world where you're not currently experiencing Winter? How about the Southern Hemisphere? Is it in the Eastern Hemisphere? Has anybody had it and been completely past the lingering tickle below the glottis?