By Sharon Salyer
Ah-oh. If you thought you were going to get a pass on this year’s flu season, think again.
The number of flu cases is slowly increasing, both locally and nationally, in what is the latest start to flu season in 29 years.
Influenza typically hits hardest in January and February.
Nationally, the number of people testing positive for the virus increased for three consecutive weeks in February.
In Washington, the number of reported influenza cases is slowly increasing, according to the state Department of Health.
Influenza symptoms include a temperature of 100 degrees or greater, a cough and sore throat.