Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Flu Likely in Every School

Nearly half of Peru Middle and High School students were out sick Tuesday. It's unknown how many of the absences are connected with H1N1, commonly known as swine flu, as illness continues to have a major impact on area schools. School districts throughout Clinton, Essex and Franklin counties have been hit with higher-than-normal absentee rates over the past couple of weeks. Many of the absences are due to the flu, and health officials say H1N1 is likely in every school.