Worst of Flu Season May Be Over for Nueces County

If the numbers are any indication, in Nueces County, the worst of this year's flu season may be behind us.

According to the Center's for Disease Control and Prevention, the numbers have dropped from over 1,000 flu cases to just over 560 cases from the first week of the new year to the second week.

The head of the City-County Health Department said it looks like the season has already reached its peak.

"This week we've seen an additional drop, so our latest data would suggest to us that, where we expected to have a particularly severe flu season, that it looks like it's going to taper off," said Dr. William Burgin, City-County Health Authority. "In fact, it's a little less than last year at this time."

Burgin said they have had a good number of people visiting the Health Department for flu shots, as well as local pharmacies where the shots are offered. However, he said do not drop your guard.

Continue to take proper precautions, like staying home if you have a fever and washing your hands as often as possible.


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