Influenza on the rise

The flu season is underway and laboratory confirmed cases are rising slightly as we head into the new year. Nurse Kim Smith with the Laclede County Health Department says Influenza A and Influenza B are on the rise…

Smith said the symptoms of Influenza and Covid are much the same and without a test it would be hard to determine. Your physician may recommend an antiviral medication if you are within the first 5 days of the virus. Everyone is reminded to take measures to prevent exposure to the flu, including frequent hand washing and staying out of crowded locations.