Health officials confirm eight Texas children died from the flu so far this season

Austin, Texas – Flu season is starting to take its toll, with at least 9.7 million flu illnesses, 87,000 hospitalizations and 4,800 deaths from flu in the U.S., and Travis County is part of these alarming statistics.

Health officials are urging people to stay home if you experience mild flu-like symptoms and to visit your primary care provider, urgent care, pharmacy walk-in clinics or use telehealth services. If you have significant trouble breathing or other severe symptoms, you may…