Hannibal Regional officials urge people with flu like symptoms to avoid visiting loved ones who are hospitalized. Hannibal Regional’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Pranav Parikh says they have not observed an increase in influenza cases coming to the hospital, but there is a sharp increase of influenza cases in the Hannibal area.

Common signs and symptoms of the flu include:
Fever, chills, feeling feverish
Muscle or body aches
Headache
Cough
Runny or stuffy nose
Fatigue
Vomiting and diarrhea (more common in children)