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Flu Cases Increase in Greene County

Last week, 744 lab-confirmed cases were reported in Greene County.

Springfield-Greene County Health Department officials say it’s not too late to get a flu shot.  The department has flu vaccine available for children and uninsured and underinsured adults.

And for those who aren’t feeling well, health department officials say to contact your primary care physician.  Telemedicine is an option for care so you don’t have to leave your house and potentially spread the illness.  There are also convenient care, urgent care and retail clinic options.

If you have flu symptoms—fever, cough, stuffy nose, body aches and headache—stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone.  Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and try to avoid contact with others. 

Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference. Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.