For the fifth week in a row there has been a spike in flu numbers in Greene County.
In the past seven days, local doctors have treated almost 100 cases of the flu.
That's the third highest total in a single week in the past two years and we are still six weeks from the peak of flu season.
“It's hard to determine why it's so severe...but it could be because the strain is different than the last several years,” said Greene County Health Department’s Kendra Findley.
Health officials say the flu vaccine is equipped to handle this latest strain and say that is the most important thing to do to prevent the flu.