Flu cases on the rise so far this year in Missouri

Flu cases on the rise so far this year in Missouri

Flu cases on the rise so far this year in Missouri

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Posted on November 29, 2012 at 8:03 AM

Updated Thursday, Nov 29 at 2:22 PM

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The number of flu cases is on the rise in Missouri.

KMOX Radio reports that state health officials cited 451 new cases in the past week for a total of 2,088 confirmed so far this season. That is a nearly ten-fold increase over the average for the past five years at this point in the flu season.

Children ages 5 to 14 make up 976 of the cases—about 3,000 percent higher than average.

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Information from: KMOX-AM

 

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