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Flu in Chouteau County


January 31, 2018

County health officials have been seeing an increase in flu cases this month and are encouraging people to get their flu shots and take precautions to prevent the spread of seasonal influenza.

The influenza virus is spread through the coughing and sneezing of an infected person, or by touching things that have the virus on them, then touching your nose or mouth. A person with the flu can spread the virus from 1 day before symptoms appear until 7 days after the first symptoms or until the symptoms go away, whichever is longer. The symptoms of seasonal influenza are:

• Fever higher sudd...

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