Metroplex health experts say they are experiencing the worst flu season the region has faced in years.
They believe we are currently at the peak of the flu season in early February.To get an idea of the severity, the season usually starts in October and a map is provided Walgreens Flu Index Support it.
The Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area ranks second in the nation for transit activity. influenza This week, there’s more activity in the area.
Flu season peaks at this time of year. January through February is always the worst,” said Dr. Joseph Chang, chief medical officer at Parkland Health in Dallas. “It starts to improve in March and then goes away in April. So now we are in a difficult situation. “
he Children’s Medical Center of Dallas Explained to our sister network NBC 5 that during the last week of January they had their highest number of flu patients since 2022. New figures show 720 flu cases were admitted to hospitals in the week starting January 28. Widespread influenza.
The figure marks a 20% increase in cases from the previous week and is the highest number of patients treated in a single week since 2022.
inside cook children’s medical center In Fort Worth, there are currently hundreds more patients testing positive for the flu than for respiratory syncytial virus or coronavirus.