After spiking in early January, cases of the flu appear to have subsided in the St. Louis area.
According to the St. Louis County Health Department, 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.
It’s winter again in St. Louis ― and that means the start of flu season.
Dr. Faisal Khan with the St. Louis County Department of Health says he’s seen a sharp spike in the number of reported flu cases in the past couple of weeks.
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.
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