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Influenza cases high in the area

Influenza cases continue to rise around the area, including the death of a 2 year old child in Lancaster County, NE. Officials say the flu has hit hard and seems to last longer than usual. It also hit earlier than normal. Proper precautions to be taken include, getting a flu shot, washing your hands, covering your mouth when you cough or sneeze, and stay at home if your ill. Signs that you may have the flu include, a fever of 100 degrees or more, muscle aches, fatigue, and severe cough. Getting plenty of rest and drinking lots of fluids to help flush out your system are the best ways to get rid of it quicker.

 

About Kevin Rippe

Kevin Rippe was born in Marysville and moved to Smith Center at the age of 1, then graduated from Smith Center High School in 1995. He graduated from Cloud County Community College in 1997, and joined the staff of KKAN/KQMA radio in Phillipsburg a year later. Since June of 2011 Kevin has been with us here at Your Country KNDY. You can hear Kevin on daily news reports, as well as calling area high school football and basketball. Kevin lives in Marysville with his wife Melissa, and 4 children Brennen, Jacob, Bailee, and Joshua.