The number of reported flu cases in Missouri is way up compared to this time last year.
Audrain County is being hit especially hard.
According to the Audrain County Health Department the number of reported flu cases as of yesterday (Wednesday) was 132, compared to 12 last year (2016).
Brandi Meyer LPN, with the Audrain County Health Department says one way to avoid getting the sickness is to get your flu vaccine.
The number of reported flu cases in Missouri last was 886, this year as of December 16th the number of reported cases has grown to 5,775.