MSD Warns Against Flu

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The Mansfield School District have notified parents and guardians that it is flu season, and that several students are out or have been out with the flu.

Additionally, the district precautioned parents to remind youngsters to practice good hygiene in order to prevent its spread.

A Western Arkansas School District has already closed their campus until next week in an attempt to prevent further illness.

The number of flu related deaths, according to the Arkansas Department of Health, has risen to 17. However, the season has not yet peaked.

ADH is also reporting to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that the flu is widespread in the state with Sebastian County being among those counties with the majority of cases.

As recommended by the MSD, here are a few tips to follow to help prevent the flu virus and its spread.

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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