Flu outbreak keeping large number of Eustace ISD students home

EUSTACE, TX (KLTV) - The Eustace Independent School District is contending with a large number of absentees due to a sickness that is going around the student population.

According to Superintendent, Coy Holcombe, a couple of viruses are going around the student population, one with stomach virus symptoms and another one with flu like symptoms.

Last week more than 200 students were home sick, which is a very high proportion of the district's 1460 students, which is close to 14 percent.

Thursday, 157 students were out sick, which is the best day so far for the district since the outbreak.

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