influenza http://news.stlpublicradio.org en St. Louis Flu Cases Down After New Year Surge http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-flu-cases-down-after-new-year-surge <p><a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nine-deaths-linked-h1n1-flu-virus">After spiking in early January</a>, cases of the flu appear to have subsided in the St. Louis area.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">According to the<a href="http://ww5.stlouisco.com/doh/a/Influenza-Report_012114.pdf"> St. Louis County Health Department</a>, the 92 influenza-like illnesses recorded for the week ending Jan. 19 was 151 fewer than the first week of January. St. Louis City numbers for last week have yet to be released.</span></p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 03:23:53 +0000 Joseph Leahy 33195 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Flu Cases Down After New Year Surge It's Back! Flu Spreads (Again) In St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/its-back-flu-spreads-again-st-louis <p>It’s winter again in St. Louis ― and that means the start of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cdc.gov/flu/">flu season</a>.</p><p>Dr. Faisal Khan with the <a href="http://www.stlouisco.com/HealthandWellness/InfluenzaInformation">St. Louis County Department of Health</a> says he’s seen a sharp spike in the number of reported flu cases in the past couple of weeks.</p><p>He says that quick uptick is normal for this time of year, and it’s too soon to tell whether the current pattern will continue.</p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 20:30:00 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 32548 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org It's Back! Flu Spreads (Again) In St. Louis