Wash your hands and cover your mouth: Flu hitting county hard

Stephenie McCorkle, a Newton Medical Center nurse, sanitizes her hands after leaving a patient room. Wendy Nugent/Newton Now
By Wendy Nugent, Newton Now Kansas is number one. And it’s not a good thing. The state made it to the top of the list nationally for most reports of flu like symptoms. “It was about 29,000 Kansans were flu positive,” said Janie Mosqueda, infection control coordinator at Newton Medical Center. That’s a pretty big chunk of the 3 million Kansas population. As of Friday,


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