By Daniel Burgess
A spike in the number of reported influenza cases in Denton County indicates the 2016-17 flu season has begun in earnest, and health officials expect that number to increase.
Denton County Public Health reported “high influenza activity” for the fifth week of 2017, which ended Feb. 4.
“The last four weeks, it’s been increasing sharply,” said Juan Rodriguez, chief epidemiologist at Denton County Public Health. “The numbers have definitely gone up a lot in the last few weeks.
“Every season is difficult to predict. We’re still in the middle of it, and we don’t know how high it will...