Flu News: 2017-2018 Season

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What you need to know

We receive and monitor reports of flu cases occurring in Boone County. As the local public health agency, we want you to know how many cases are happening in our community and how you can prevent getting it.

Good health habits for preventing flu

  1. flu shot.
  2. Avoid close contact with sick people.
  3. Stay home when sick. 
  4. Cough or sneeze into your elbow or sleeve. 
  5. Wash hands often with soap and warm water.
  6. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.  

Feb. 14, 2018 Flu Report

Cases reported the week of
Feb. 4 – 10, 2018: 541*

Total reported cases for the
2017-2018 flu season: 3,643*

 

*Please Note: The numbers reported here only reflect the number of laboratory-confirmed flu cases reported by area medical professionals to Public Health and Human Services during those weeks. These may not be the actual number of influenza cases within our community during this period because not every person with flu visits their medical provider, and not every person who does gets laboratory tested for the flu.  

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is reporting that estimated flu activity statewide in Missouri, including Boone County, is at a widespread level (through Feb. 10, 2018).

If you haven’t already received a flu shot, it’s not too late! Please remember, it takes two weeks for your body to develop protection against the flu after receiving the flu vaccine.

Comparison of Flu Cases by Season in Boone County

Reported Flu Cases by Age in Boone County

Reported Flu Cases by Week in Boone County