DENTON COUNTY, TX – Denton County Public Health (DCPH) is reporting the thirteenth influenza associated death, an adult in Denton County, for the 2017-2018 f lu season. “Positive flu cases have been declining within Denton County since mid-February, but this recent f lu death illustrates the illness can still be a serious health risk,” states Juan Rodriguez, DCPH Assistant Director and Chief Epidemiologist. DCPH influenza surveillance reports indicate a steady decline in influenza activity since Week 7, week ending February 17th. The most recent surveillance report reflects low influenza activity with five positive influenza tests reported. DCPH continues to recommend that residents practice the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) Good Health Habits to protect themselves against illness.
CDC general good health habits include:
- Avoiding close contact with individuals who are sick
- Staying home if you are sick
- Practicing consistent handwashing
- Disinfecting surfaces or objects regularly Weekly
Denton County flu surveillance reports and additional information is available at www.DentonCounty.com/f lu. Visit www.cdc.gov/flu for details about symptoms, treatment, and prevention and www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/stopgerms.htm for additional CDC Good Health Habits.