While most of the headlines, understandably, are showing concern over the global spread of the relatively new Covid-19, health officials in the lake area are reminding you that there is still another major concern to worry about. Camden County Health Department Administrator Bee Dampier says we are only a little over halfway done with the flu season.

      NEWS-3-12-20 Flu Season - 12th March 2020

The state health department says, as of the beginning of March, there were 83,505 lab-confirmed cases of influenza in Missouri…45-percent influenza-A, 54-percent influenza-B and one-percent un-typed. As a result, 51 influenza-related deaths have been reported with that number jumping to over one-thousand for those who also developed pneumonia. There could, however, be some good news for the current flu season which comes to an end in a couple months…the CDC says reports of influenza, nationwide, are slowing down.