Surge in pediatric flu reduces school attendance

By  and , Daily Memphian Updated: November 28, 2022 6:06 AM CT | Published: November 28, 2022 4:00 AM CT

Data from the Shelby County Health Department shows the percentage of ER visits for flu-like illnesses in November was nearly four times the number for the same period last year. Patients ages 5-24 were hardest hit. 


MSCS Flu Season 2022-2023 Shelby County Health Department Dr. Nick Hysmith Dr. Chris Hanson Subscriber Only

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Aarron Fleming

Aarron Fleming

Aarron Fleming covers Memphis and Shelby County’s court system and is a member of The Daily Memphian’s public safety reporting team. He formerly covered education and earned his B.A. in journalism from the University of Memphis.

Aisling Mäki

Aisling Mäki

Aisling Mäki has spent the better part of two decades writing about Memphis. A former digital journalist for WMC Action News 5 and staff reporter for Memphis Daily News, her work has also appeared in The Commercial Appeal, High Ground News, I Love Memphis, Inside Memphis Business, The Memphis Flyer, Memphis Parent, Memphis Magazine and Tri-State Defender. 


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