Clinics in southern Illinois busy with flu cases - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Clinics in southern Illinois busy with flu cases

Posted: Updated:
  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • Veteran to walk the length of Illinois to raise awareness

    Veteran to walk the length of Illinois to raise awareness

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:46 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:46:30 GMT
    The distance from Cairo, Illinois to the Wisconsin border is 435 miles. Will Trow will walk every mile.
    The distance from Cairo, Illinois to the Wisconsin border is 435 miles. Will Trow will walk every mile.
  • Debate about whether “Right to Farm” is right for Missouri

    Debate about whether “Right to Farm” is right for Missouri

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:45 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:45:00 GMT
    It’s a heavily debated issue that will come to a vote on the August ballot. It’s called "Right to Farm" or Amendment 1.Many farmers say it would protect them from too much government regulation, but other locals say it would keep the government from protecting the environment.
    It’s a heavily debated issue that will come to a vote on the August ballot. It’s called "Right to Farm" or Amendment 1.Many farmers say it would protect them from too much government regulation, but other locals say it would keep the government from protecting the environment.
  • Anna Fire Department to receive FEMA grant

    Anna Fire Department to receive FEMA grant

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:42 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:42:55 GMT
    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded $1,607,356 in grants to eight communities throughout Illinois.
    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded $1,607,356 in grants to eight communities throughout Illinois.
FRANKLIN COUNTY, IL (KFVS) -

While flu shots were given readily in Illinois, cases of H1N1 have been on the rise since the holidays.

Doctors at the Franklin Hospital Clinic say they've been busy with the influenza-like illnesses in adults and croup-like coughs with school-age children.

Doctor Richard Rethorst said most coughs are not a concern, but parents should take notice to the following symptoms.

"The big one that tends to happen at night when the temperature drops and the air gets drier, they have trouble breathing sometimes," Rethorst said. "In those cases, you do want to get them to the emergency room and get them looked at. Occasionally, we do have children who develop pneumonia from these infections and they need to be in the hospital."

Doctor Rethorst said most coughs do not require hospitalization. He said in most instances, chicken noodle soup, rest and plenty of fluids will get you through the bug.

Copyright 2013 KFVS. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

310 Broadway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

FCC Public File
publicfile@kfvs12.com
573-335-1212
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KFVS12. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.