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KMBC 9: Flu cases tick up in Missouri, Kansas

By William Joy

Flu season has arrived.

This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that they're seeing an uptick in cases.

"We have seen an increase in the past week and it's been noticeable.” Dr. Barbara Pahud, who handles pediatric infectious diseases at Children’s Mercy Hospital, said.

This time of year can be especially bad.

"Usually, we will see a lot more flu activity because a lot more people are traveling, touching airports, touching doors, visiting families, staying in close proximity to each other and it's easier for the flu to pass among family members,” Pahud said.

The CDC reports Missouri is seeing moderate flu activity. Kansas has had a minimal number of cases.


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