ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Influenza hits four U.S. states hard, but Missouri and Illinois aren’t one of them.
Nationwide, the CDC says it has never had this many cases this early in the flu season — with Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts and Oklahoma reporting widespread flu outbreaks.
But Missouri’s flu status is listed as local — one of the lowest CDC designations. Statewide, 258 new cases – for a seasonal total of more than 15-hundred.
St. Louis County had 62 new flu cases last week — up from 35 the week before — for a seasonal total of 185. St. Charles County had 26 new cases — up from 21 the previous week. St. Louis City has had just seven confirmed cases so far since the first of October.