The number of flu cases in Greene County continues to climb. According to the Springfield-Greene County Health Department, there were 364 lab-confirmed reports of flu the week of December 31.
Much of the time, the flu requires only a visit or a virtual visit to a primary care doctor or other clinic. Telemedicine is an option that allows a patient to stay home and be seen by a doctor via an electronic device such as a cell phone or laptop. Other options include a visit to a primary care doctor, urgent care, a convenient care clinic or a retail clinic.