The flu virus has been relatively kind to Massachusetts so far this season, but state public health officials are concerned that may soon change.
Reports from physicians and community health centers show the virus has infected residents in just about all corners of the state, and there have been a few hospitalizations, as the number of cases begins to slowly climb.
“The flu is just getting started, and it’s diffusely occurring across Massachusetts, but the trajectory is just starting to take off now,” said Dr. Alfred DeMaria, the state’s top disease tracker.
Elevated numbers of flu-like illnesses have been reported around Greater Boston, in the city itself, and in the state’s Northeast region. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.