September 28, 2011

News Release

For Immediate Release

Seasons's First Flu Case Confirmed in Greene County

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department has confirmed the first case of flu in Greene County. This case of flu did not originate in Greene County but does reside here. Due to the fact that a case has been reported in Greene County, it is important that residents take precautions to protect against the flu. Schedule a time to get yourself and your loved ones vaccinated against the flu. Flu shots are widely available through health care providers and many retail locations. As always, it is important to wash hands frequently and to stay home if you are sick. These are the best ways to prevent the spread of illness from the flu.

For more information contact: Katie Towns-Jeter MPH, Public Information Administrator, 417-874-1205

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