MedStar Flu Related Call Volume, CDC Action Steps and News Stories


Fort Worth, TXJanuary 20, 2018 – The flu season continues to grip North Texas. MedStar has experienced a nearly ten-fold increase in the number of patients per day in which our crews identified Influenza Like Illness (ILI) as the most likely primary or secondary clinical impression.


Please see the attached information sheet for flu related recommendations from the CDC.





Click the links below to see local media coverage on the flu volume increase and recommendations for prevention.


NBC 5 Evening News


NBC 5 Late Morning News


CBS 11 Late Morning News


ABC 8 Evening News


Telemundo Evening News 


NBC Today National News


NBC Nightly National News