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Flu outbreak on rise in St. Louis County
Flu outbreak on rise
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- St. Louis-area hospitals report they are being overwhelmed by hundreds of people suffering from the flu.
The outbreak that started three weeks ago shows no signs of slowing down.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch says St. Louis County reported nearly 800 new flu cases in just the last week. Actual illnesses are believed to be much higher.
The recent outbreak means the flu season could shape up to be one of the worst on record.
Anti-viral medicines may speed recovery. But officials say rest, liquids and over-the-counter medicines are the best way to treat symptoms.
Information from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, www.stltoday.com