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The flu season hit Missouri early this year

Jan 07, 2013 -- 10:47am


The Missouri Department of Health is reporting 378 flu cases reported at this time last year. And this year?  9,842 already confirmed! Many are classified as influenza B cases. However the vaccination this year cannot prevent this strain! The Cape Girardeau County Health Department infectious Disease specialist Vanessa Landers says she cant say why this year has been so unusual except that they predict which strain will be most virulent at the end of the prior flu season. You may still get a flu shots at the health department. Also wash your hands and stay home if you are sick!


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