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.

May 23, 2018 Flu Report

Cases reported the week of
May 13-19, 2018: 1*

Total reported cases for the
2017-2018 flu season: 5,171*


*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 sporadic (through May 12, 2018).

Comparison of Reported Flu Cases by Season in Boone County

Reported Flu Cases by Age Group in Boone County

Reported Flu Cases by Week in Boone County

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.