SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Good news when it comes to flu numbers in Greene County.
We've now seen a decline in numbers six weeks in a row.
This week in Greene County only 18 cases were reported.
That is the lowest number since the first week of reporting numbers this season.
County health officials say this news is good but it doesn't mean the flu season is over, but we're getting close.
Kendra Findley with the Greene County Health Department says the number of cases is tapering off earlier than normal.
If you remember, this year was a record year for flu cases in both Greene County and across the country, so Findley says the early end to the official flu season surprises her.
Findley hopes it has to do with more people taking extra precautions in this higher than average flu season.
"Those early predictions I'm hoping that fueled people to get vaccinated who might not have gotten vaccinated," Findley explains. "Maybe that's why we're seeing a normal tapering off in early spring."
Findley adds the low flu activity we're seeing right now wasn't what she expected.
At the start of the season she was worried we might have an extended flu season into April or May due to the high number of cases.
To stay healthy you should remember simple rules like washing your hands and always cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze.