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Seasonal flu vaccines such as this one being given last week, have been in short supply. More serum is anticipated to arrive, possibly this week. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Flu season is 'official' at area schools

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Friday, President Obama declared the H1N1 flu outbreak a national emergency.

By Monday, Park Rapids Schools met the flu outbreak criteria.


More than 5 percent of the overall student population is exhibiting influenza symptoms, district nurse Marianne Gilbertson reported.

Absences related to temperatures over 100 degrees, a cough and sore throat numbered approximately 28 in the high school, 30 in middle school and 45 in the elementary.

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