Flu outbreak causing multiple schools to close


The Flu is spreading throughout multiple school systems in North Alabama causing the number of sick students and teachers to go up.

The main thing parents can do to help is keep sick children at home until they are better.

If your child starts showing symptoms of the Flu, take them to the doctor as soon as possible.

Huntsville Hospital Infectious Disease Specialist, Dr. Ali Hassoun, said, “The treatment for the Flu is important to start within 24 to 48 hours to be the most effective, so if you do that and you get them treated, you’ll reduce the chance of transmission to others.”

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