The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) releases a weekly surveillance report on the Flu in Texas on February 15.
The DSHS reported that the flu activity cases rose in the Amarillo Health Service Region. 25 of the 26 Counties in the viewing area reported positive Flu tests and Roberts County didn’t report any information.
The Texas Department of State Health Services is reporting multiple types of flu in the state of Texas.
Flu symptoms can include fever, upset stomach, muscle aches, sore throat, and a cough. It is advised to seek medical attention within the first 48 hours of noticing symptoms.
1,865 Pneumonia & Influenza deaths have been reported in Texas during the current influenza season.
56 of those deaths were in the Amarillo Health Service Region which includes all of the Texas Panhandle.
These numbers haven’t been updated since September 30, 2018 to January 2, 2019.