Flu cases spike in Greene County

SPRINGFIELD, Mo, -- Sick too? The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is reporting a spike in flu cases.

The health department reports 841 confirmed cases of influenza this season. The most recent numbers double from what the health department reported the previous week.

The Missouri Department of Health reports more than 13,000 cases statewide this flu season. Arkansas's Department of Health reports 7,000 cases.

Fight the flu with these few simple suggestions:
-Cough/ sneeze in your elbow
-Wash hands for at least 20 seconds (sing "Happy Birthday" twice)
-Sanitize your home with bleach
-Wash all bedding
-Throw used tissues in trash cans immediately

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