flu season

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Recent Influenza Outbreak Seen in Dogs

An outbreak of canine influenza in Chicago has already killed 1,000 dogs, and city officials are calling it an epidemic.


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Seasonal Flu Hits St. Louis Hard

In St. Louis County, the number of confirmed flu cases last week totaled 265 – more than half of the 422 cases so far this season.


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Thousands Will Die From Flu This Year, Doctors Predict

Although concerns are mounting across the nation of Ebola exposure, doctors fear the focus could be diverting attention from another potential threat: the flu.



Health Officials in Both Missouri and Illinois Downgrade Flu Status

For the first time in 8 weeks, Missouri and Illinois now say they are seeing regional flu activity, as opposed to widespread activity.


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Number of Flu Cases Remain Low in Missouri

Just 15 flu cases have been reported so far in St. Louis County, 26 in all of Eastern Missouri, and only 112 total in the state.



St. Louis Flu Season Off To Slow Start

Only one new influenza case was reported this past week in St. Louis County, for a total of four since the middle of September.


St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley gets his flu shot on September 18, 2012 (KMOX/Michael Calhoun)

St. Louis Co. Plans Free Flu Shot Clinics, As Season Begins

To illustrate the point, County Executive Charlie Dooley rolled up his sleeve and got a shot.


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Flu Season 2012: Tough on Children

St. Louis County health officials report nearly half of all flu cases were seen in children between the ages of 2 and 14.


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Flu and Allergies: The Perfect Health Storm

If you suffer from an allergy and then get the flu on top of that, its double the dose of mucus and more congestion and that can lead to sinus infections, ear infections and pneumonia.


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