Coppell Middle School experienced a large amount of absenteeism among students because it could be a major flu epidemic that caused great concern in the community and campus managers.
From Monday to Tuesday, more than 300 students have missed classes due to symptoms of similar flu, confirmed by Coppell School District staff.
Meanwhile, the district reported that 235 absent students in the state on Monday, but at least 115 more left the school early. On Tuesday, high school reported 325 non-graduate students.
This school located in the west of the city has approximately 1,300, which means that about 25 percent of its students missed classes the first two days of the week.
Coppell School District sent a letter to alert parents about a large number of flu cases. Part of the letter referred to the guidelines for health care districts.
"Flu is a virus and easily transmitted to others. The main symptom of flu is fever and may include body ailments, chills, cough and congestion, headache or vomiting," says a letter sent to parents. Last Monday they called for the sick children to remain at home for 24 hours after releasing the fever.
The letter also reminded parents that the flu vaccine was the first line of flu defense against the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and to help children take other preventive measures.
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