Bommarito Automotive SkyFOX Helicopter: Over St. Louis

Influenza hitting the St. Louis are hard

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.
Data pix.

ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO (KTVI) - Flu and other strains of the virus are hitting St. Louis hard these days. Lots of people of all ages are getting really sick.

Troy Fuchs is a Physician’s Assistant at Total Access Urgent Care, where right now they have days where half of their patients test positive for influenza.

Last week the flu and other strains of the virus hit St. Dominic High School in O’Fallon, Missouri very hard. 94 students missed school last Thursday so they used a snow day Friday, canceled school and told students to get healthy.

Students returned to class Monday, but 70 of them were still sick.

Fuchs says it’s important to get checked out as soon as you feel symptoms because the first 48-hours are critical in slowing down the flu.

It’s also critical for parents to remember that about 80-percent of your illnesses come from your children.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.