Flu cases on the rise this year in Missouri

Friday, November 30, 2012

ST. LOUIS -- The number of flu cases is on the rise in Missouri.

KMOX Radio reported that state health officials cited 451 new cases in the past week for 2,088 confirmed this season. That is a nearly tenfold increase over the average for the past five years at this point in the flu season.

Children ages 5 to 14 make up 976 of the cases -- about 3,000 percent higher than average.

Information from: KMOX-AM, http://www.kmox.com

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