Rise in flu numbers has Georgia schools worried

Due the rise in flu numbers this year, Georgia schools and campuses are concerned about how classroom operations will be impacted. Because of the large number of deaths from the flu this winter, many school districts are asking teachers to help custodial crews in making sure commonly-used areas are clean.

Augusta University’s Director of Student Health, Dr. Robert Dollinger, said that the university has seen a three-fold increase in reported flu cases.

With more than 50 Georgians having died from the flu, all are encouraging students to get their flu shot.

Atlanta Journal Constitution: Georgia schools grappling with more flu cases

Feb. 7, 2018

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