H1N1 still making Missourians ill

Friday, February 12, 2010 | 10:39 a.m. CST

JEFFERSON CITY — The H1N1 flu is still making Missourians ill.

According to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, more than 28,000 Missourians have had some strain of flu this season — 42 times higher than last year.

State health officials are urging parents to make sure children under age 10 have received both the H1N1 shot and the booster shot. School-age children have the highest rate of infection.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says more than 80 million Americans have had H1N1. Up to 11,000 people are estimated to have died nationally.

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