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Weather-related injuries reported in Mid-Missouri

Published On: Jan 07 2014 07:28:55 AM CST   Updated On: Jan 08 2014 11:47:30 AM CST

The extreme winter weather is being blamed for several injuries around Mid-Missouri.

On Monday, one person checked into University Hospital in Columbia with frostbite.

Two others were admitted to the University Hospital ER after falling related to weather.

St. Mary's Hospital has seen a rise in respiratory infections.

Health officials are warning people to bundle up in layers if going outside, because exposed skin can get frostbitten in under 10 minutes.

Another common cold-weather complication doctors are seeing is frost nip, when parts of the body become tingly and numb.


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