We haven't seen a big spike in the number of newly reported cases of late--but officials with the Metropolitan Health District said the flu continues to make it's presence felt in San Antonio--even if the numbers have come down a little bit in recent weeks.
"However, it is still significantly higher than it was last year at this time" said Metro Health's Chief Epidemiologist Doctor Anil Mangla. He also told 550 KTSA News the illness has had a grim effect locally.
"The total amount of deaths--flu related--for this season, as it stands today are twelve" Mangla said adding "LIke the national trend it (the illness) is significantly affecting those 65 and above."
Two of the deaths are reported to be pediratic cases. While the experts can anot say for sure whether or not we will see another peak to the season in the coming weeks. Mangla said you can still take steps to protect yourself.
"We are still recommending everybody--if they have not gotten their flu vaccination--to get a flu vaccination--and it's not too late."
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