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Flu Cases Double Last Year According to Missouri Health Officials

June 11, 2018 - 8:10 am

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Some record-breaking flu numbers for this past winter. 

For St. Charles County, the 2017-2018 flu season was the busiest since reporting began in 2005-2006.   More than 8600 cases of the flu were reported in St. Charles County - more than double last season's high.

St. Louis County had more than 10,000 cases - almost double last year's total as well.

St. Louis City had 4100, including five deaths.  Jefferson County had nearly 3800 cases and Franklin County almost 3000 cases.

Statewide, Missouri Health officials reported nearly 134,000 cases, with 279 influenza-associated deaths.