There have been no confirmed, suspected or reported cases of the Canine Influenza in Missouri, but if there is an outbreak in the state, there is now a vaccine. The key is acting quickly.
An outbreak of canine influenza in Chicago has already killed 1,000 dogs, and city officials are calling it an epidemic.
St. Norbert Catholic School has so many students and teachers out sick that the school decided to close on Friday and thoroughly clean rooms.
Endless snow, extreme cold, and widespread flu keeping donors at home.
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.
Although concerns are mounting across the nation of Ebola exposure, doctors fear the focus could be diverting attention from another potential threat: the flu.
While many go about getting that annual flu shot, researchers at St. Louis University are looking for ways to improve the protection the vaccines give.
On Saturday, Sept. 27 from 8 a.m. to noon, SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center and St. Mary’s Health Center will offer free flu shots in its first ever drive-thru flu shot clinic.
Dr. Tom Frieden says getting vaccinated is the single most important step we can take to protect ourselves and our families against influenza.
Parents should be prepared for a new virus that is infecting the Midwest and looking to sweep the nation.