Saturday, February 23, 2013
The number doesn't includes those provided to staff, but Hazelwood School District administrators say there has been a strategic effort to keep everyone healthy.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are approximately three weeks remaining for the peak of the influenza (flu) season. The weekly report of the CDC found for the week ending Feb. 16, of 8,144 tested 16.8 percent were positive for influenza, down from 19.7 percent the previous week. Locally the flu virus spread early and peaked in December wth many taking notice. In an effort to contain the flu virus and to prevent it from spreading withing the school system, Hazelwood School District (HSD) administrators say they took several precautions to help safeguard students and staff. “Compared to 2010, we have been quite fortunate that the flu virus hasn’t hit Hazelwood as hard,” said Crystal Nelson, HSD …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Here's where to get an influenza vaccine, how to recognize symptoms and what to know about treatment if you get sick.
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Friday, December 14, 2012
Flu season is coming early in parts of the United States: This time last year, flu cases were lower in the St. Louis area than they are now, according to data on Google's Flu Trends. (Hazelwood-specific data is not available on Flu Trends.) Overall in Missouri, activity is considered high now, while it was considered low at this time in 2011, according to Flu Trends. If you're considering getting a flu shot, here are some places in or around Hazelwood that offer the vaccine: 1. Concentra Urgent Care: Take a look at here before going in to get a flu shot. Concentra, located on Lynn Haven Lane. 2. Shop 'n Save: Located at the intersection of Howdershell and Charbonier Roads, at the Hazelwood-Florissant Border, offers flu shots daily. 3. …
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
A roundup of the region's major developments for Wednesday
Here are the top stories from Patch sites in your area: St. Peters Borders Location Slated to Close Driveway Concerns Prompt County Council to Hold on Records at Meeting in Clayton The Influenza Season Has Officially Returned Chamber Hears About Library's Services for Businesses Hazelwood West Wildcats Midweek Sports Roundup
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Here are 5 places to get a flu shot to prevent you from becoming sick and bed ridden with flu.
Cases of influenza doubled in St. Louis County and the state of Missouri in the last few weeks the numbers were reported. According to the St. Louis County Department of Health Community Flu Report, reported flu cases doubled from the last week in December to the first week in January. In St. Louis County for the week ending Dec. 26, 32 cases were reported. For the week ending Jan. 2, 77 cases were reported and by Jan. 9, an additional 75. This could only mean one thing--the flu season is here. The Centers for Disease Control's influenza Web site still lists Missouri as having minimal flu activity, but the largest age group hit with the bug is 25 to 49 year olds. January through March is typically the peak season for cases of influenza …