Flu Season in Texas 2018

Flu remains high and widespread in Texas. During week 3 of January, 13 influenza-like- illnesses or influenza associated outbreaks were reported in Texas. State health officials also report other respiratory viruses and the rhinovirus/enterovirus also were detected during the third week in January.

The current flu season began in October 2017. It’s unclear if the flu season has peaked in Texas, according to the state public health website.  One pediatric death in Texas from the flu was reported in January.  It’s also not too late to get a flu shot now to protect yourself and minimize the flu’s symptoms, if you get it.

For updates, click on link below and follow links to  “Current Activity Report.”

http://www.dshs.texas.gov/IDCU/disease/influenza/surveillance/2017—2018-Texas-Influenza-Surveillance-Activity-Report.xls

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