Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services offer flu free testing in Cape

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – It’s the season of weather change and family gatherings and that means the chances of falling victim to various seasonal colds and the flu increase with each passing day. 

Multiple viruses are on the rise, circulating heavily in Missouri.

Lisa Cox with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services offers tips on staying safe. 

“And of course, RSV hits more commonly young children or even elderly adults, but really, you want to watch for is that trouble breathing, their chest caving in and out and those sorts of things, and those are types of things that you really want to make sure you seek healthcare provider immediately,” said Cox. 

While everyone should be cautious of getting ill, managing the small symptoms is step one. 

“If you’re experiencing more of those minor symptoms, maybe body aches, chills, headache, things like that that are manageable at home. You want to stay home if possible and isolated away from other people,” said Cox.

 To assist the public, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services will be offering free testing at Cape’s Arena building until March. 

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