Heath Department: Flu Cases Down 35 Percent

Published 02/11 2014 06:40PM

Updated 02/11 2014 06:59PM

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The Springfield-Greene county health department says the numbers are down 35 percent from the previous two weeks.

Kara Findley, the health department's administrator of community health and epidemiology, says it is very hard to determine if this is an actual trend based on just one week of data.

The cases are down from 105 cases to 160 a few weeks ago.

"The flu numbers, what we've seen a few weeks ago compared to this last week is that we've seen a 35 percent reduction in the number of reported cases,” says Findley. “What we're hoping is that's just an indicator that we've peaked this flu season and will continue to decline throughout February and into March."

Findley says people with the flu should stay home and take other precautions. She also says it's not too late to get the flu vaccine.

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