The Texas County Health Department reports that as of Tuesday, Feb. 19, there had been 111 positive cases of influenza reported in the county so far this flu season.
How does that compare to previous flu seasons?
•2017/2018 season: 554 cases
•2016/2017: 448 cases
•2015/2016: 98 cases
•2014/2015: 332 cases
Health department officials said that overall this flu season (which could last through March or April) could be a mild one even though case numbers have increased over the last few weeks.
For more information, call the health department at 417-967-4131.