Both county and state health officials are crediting the recent mild weather with keeping incidents of the norovirus stomach sickness at below average levels.
Doctors said the fewer reported illnesses shouldn't give families a false sense of confidence, though.
Dr. Larkin is referring to Super Bowl week where tens of thousands of visitors came to town for Super Bowl XLVI.
With so much food being prepared by restaurants and caterers there is always an increased risk of spreading the norovirus, Larkin said.
"That's one of the ways the stomach flu is transmitted, if you are infected yourself and you don't practice really good hygiene it's possible to infect the food that someone else has."
So far this month, Indianapolis Public Schools are reporting lower than average incidents of the stomach illness that leaves children and adults with repeated incidents of vomiting and diarrhea over a 24 to 48-hour period.
Warmer weather in Central Indiana helps reduce the spread of the illness because fewer people stay confined to their homes or businesses compared to extended periods of time when temperatures remain below freezing.
Central Indiana parents who want to double check their child's conditions with a medical professional can use the St. Vincent Children Health Hotline. The number is (317) 338-KIDS.