ST. LOUIS (AP) - The number of flu cases is on the rise in Missouri.
KMOX Radio reports that state health officials cited 451 new cases in the past week for a total of 2,088 confirmed so far this season. That is a nearly ten-fold increase over the average for the past five years at this point in the flu season.
Children ages 5 to 14 make up 976 of the cases - about 3,000% higher than average.
Information from: KMOX-AM, http://www.kmox.com