Influenza in Chouteau County

County health officials encourage people to be prepared for the current influenza season.

“People should be prepared to spend at least a week at home in case they get ill,” said the County Health Nurse. “Those individuals who are ill need to stay home from work or school. They should not be visiting local nursing homes and potentially spreading the illness to the fragile residents and/or family members. They should not be going to local businesses or stores for last minute supplies and spreading germs.”

The influenza virus is spread through the coughing and sneezing of an infected person, or b...

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