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Century Elementary School kindergartner Solomon Lund washes his hands before snack time. This flu season, all students use hand sanitizers and carefully wash their hands before eating lunch and snacks. (Riham Feshir/Enterprise)

Flu outbreaks reported in Wadena County schools

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PARK RAPIDS -- Wadena-Deer Creek and Sebeka schools are reporting a flu outbreak, while Menahga and Park Rapids are reporting expected day-to-day absences.


Wadena-Deer Creek Elementary School had 96 absences Monday with most students experiencing flu-like symptoms.

Last week, principal Louis Rutten and the health office began reporting increased number of absences to the Minnesota Department of Health.

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