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.
Dr. Tom Frieden says getting vaccinated is the single most important step we can take to protect ourselves and our families against influenza.
There’s a second wave of the flu now hitting New Jersey, Connecticut and New York, but St. Louis seems to have missed it.
For the first time in 8 weeks, Missouri and Illinois now say they are seeing regional flu activity, as opposed to widespread activity.
Missouri continues to report its influenza status as widespread despite plummeting numbers of new flu cases.
Flu numbers continue to fall throughout the St. Louis area.
Virus still considered widespread throughout rest of state.
Visitation hours are canceled at a northeast Arkansas women’s prison after a 42-year-old inmate died after suffering from flu-like symptoms.