The Waco-McLennan County Public Health District is reporting a decrease in the number of flu cases from last week.
There were 1,488 cases of flu and flu-like illnesses reported for the week ending on January 20, which is a decrease from 1,835 cases the previous week.
Despite the decrease in cases, the Flu virus remains widespread throughout the country. The Health District continues to recommend for anyone with flu symptoms, including a fever, to avoid contact with others.
If you are sick or experiencing any symptoms, please stay at home. Washing your hands frequently is a good practice in prevention.
Prescription medications like Tamiflu may be beneficial to easing symptoms and overcoming the flu faster. Only a health care professional can diagnosis the flu and prescribe medications. Basic hand and cough hygiene will also slow the spread of the flu virus.
For more information on this flu season and past seasons, you can go here.
Week ending 1-20-18: 1,488 cases
ILI: 678, Type A: 533, Type B: 236, Non-Differential: 41
Week ending 1-13-18: 1835 cases
Week ending 1-6-18: 1182 cases
Week ending 12-29-17: 1283 cases
Week ending 12-22-17: 1541 cases
Week ending 12-15-17: 1041 cases
Week ending 12-8-17: 338 cases
Week ending 12-1-17: 303 cases
Week ending 11-25-17: 204 cases
Source: Waco – McLennan County Public Health District