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Flu Season Striking Missouri Schools

January 13, 2000
By: Kyle Elfrink
State Capital Bureau

The flu season has already closed down 2 mid-Missouri schools for one day and things could get worse. Kyle Elfrink has the story from Jefferson City.

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Missouri's flu season is alive and kicking. Reported cases are up and according to Liz Kliethermes (CLAY-therm-us) of the Department of Health, late-January and early-February mark the height of the flu season in Missouri ...

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OutCue: "AND FEBRUARY."
Contents: KLIETHERMES (CLAY-therm-us) SAYS OVER THE LAST 10 YEARS, THE FLU BUG IS STRONGEST DURING MID-JANUARY TO EARLY-FEBRUARY PERIOD.

The Department of Health recommends the old-standby's of defeating the flu -- rest, fluids, and clean hands. From the state capitol, I'm Kyle Elfrink.