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The Flu In East Texas: Three School Districts In One County Cancel School

It's flu season. Already, three East Texas school districts in one county have had to cancel classes because of the flu and a stomach virus.   The districts hit with the bug: Eustace ISD, Malakoff ISD, and Trinidad ISD. In total, more than 500 students and employees are out sick, forcing schools to shut down.

At Eustace ISD, about 300 students were out Monday. That's 18- percent of those enrolled.   Classes were canceled yesterday and today, but students will go back tomorrow.   School workers have disinfected all buildings in the district.  

Malakoff ISD has canceled classes tomorrow and Friday because 245 students, about 21 percent of the school and staff, have come down with the flu or stomach virus.

Trinidad ISD also has canceled classes tomorrow and Friday because of flu like symptoms and a stomach virus. About 60 staff and students are out sick; that's about 20 percent of the 267 students enrolled.

Kathy Vitale, 5pm News Producer, kvitale@kltv.com

 

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