Latest on MPD & MFD sick calls

Blue Flu #3

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The “Blue Flu” is still affecting Memphis police, although a few officers did return to work Wednesday.

At last check, officials said 499 officers called in sick Thursday down from more than 550 Wednesday.

No numbers have been released for Thursday.

At the fire department, 61 people are reportedly out today which is an increase of one from Wednesdays total.

Typically the number is around 11.