COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) – Missouri colleges and universities reported about 370 new flu cases two weeks ago. The Columbia Missourian reports the total numbers of cases went up from the previous week as more schools report to the American College Health Association’s Pandemic Influenza Surveillance. The survey includes five to 10 schools from Missouri, including the University of Missouri-Columbia. The survey does not differentiate among flu strains, but officials say the vast majority of the cases are likely swine flu.
In its most recent FluView report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 99 percent of recently reported type A flu cases were H1N1.
The association has been collecting information since Aug. 22. Participating colleges in Missouri, which represent 83,674 students, have reported 774 cases in that period. That’s more than every bordering state except Tennessee.
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