Flu cases are rising in North Texas, especially in children, and parents and caregivers are having difficulty distinguishing between flu symptoms and COVID-19. The spike in flu cases has been notable, particularly following children returning to school and spending more time together. The only sure way to know is through PCR testing with a nasal swab. You must contact your healthcare provider and seek guidance if there’s concern. Healthcare providers emphasize that it’s not too late to get a flu shot, as flu cases may persist well into the spring.