ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An infectious disease specialist with the Minnesota Department of Health says an increasing number of schools across the state are reporting flu-like illnesses.
Karen Martin said Wednesday 47 schools have reported flu-like outbreaks so far this week. She says that’s up from 12 last week and four the week before that.READ MORE: Man Hospitalized After Hit-And-Run In Brooklyn Park
In St. Cloud, a Catholic school has canceled classes for Thursday and Friday due to a large number of students being out sick.READ MORE: Aromatherapy Spray Linked To Deadly Tropical Disease; 1 Minnesotan Among Those Sickened In U.S.
The St. Cloud Times reports the decision by St. Katharine Drexel administrators after 52 students missed school Tuesday. Their letter to parents said many of the children had flu.
Principal Erin Hatlestad says the number of students out sick was unprecedented.MORE NEWS: Child Hurt In St. Paul Shooting; Investigation Underway
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