This year’s flu season is taking its toll, especially on school-age children. This time of year, school kids gather around the radio first thing in the morning listening for school cancellations. While some closings have been attributed to snowy and icy conditions this year, many schools have had to cancel classes because too many children were out sick – more than 170 closings in Missouri this season because of the flu. Libby Landrum, the influenza coordinator at the State Health Department, says this year’s strain is not as common in adults. And, Landrum says since the flu season runs until mid-May, there’s still time to get a flu shot. She says if you still get the flu, get plenty of rest and fluids and see a doctor if symptoms persists more than three or four days.
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