Severe Flu Season Prompts School Closures
A rough flu season is prompting schools around the country to shut down briefly because dozens of students, in some cases, have the illness or something like it.
While no one tracks how many schools close because of the flu—or, in public-health parlance, "influenza-like illness"—stories of closures are cropping up nationwide. And flu season is only at about its midpoint.
"The bottom line is that the flu season continues. And it's shaping up to be a worse-than-average season," Dr. Tom Frieden, the director of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , said in a press call with reporters Jan. 18. "There's still time to vaccinate, and ... early...
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