Local Health Officials Warn Of Aggressive Flu
By: Rachel Cox
(December 19, 2013) Health officials in Bell and McLennan Counties say they’ve seen a spike in flu cases and they warned residents Thursday to get vaccinated now.
Lacey Sanders of the Bell County Public Health District said this week alone 146 confirmed cases of flu have been reported and of those 60 involve the H1N1 virus.
Nine people have been hospitalized since last week and health officials are investigating the death of an adult in Holland that may be related to the illness, she said...
...The Waco-McLennan County Public Health District reported 29 cases three weeks ago, 113 more cases two weeks ago and 344 cases last week.
Kelly Craine with the McLennan County Public Health District said the same spike is being reported around the state and the country, but said health officials haven’t seen a comparable increase in H1N1 cases since 2009...