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Flu cases on the rise so far this year in Missouri

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The number of flu cases is on the rise in Missouri.

KMOX Radio (http://cbsloc.al/V4Dq5y ) reports that state health officials cited 451 new cases in the past week for a total of 2,088 confirmed so far this season. That is a nearly ten-fold increase over the average for the past five years at this point in the flu season.

Children ages 5 to 14 make up 976 of the cases — about 3,000 percent higher than average.

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Information from: KMOX-AM, http://www.kmox.com

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