Wabasso School District cancelled all classes and activities on Thursday and Friday due to an outbreak of the flu. According to Superintendent Wade McKittrick, 20 percent of the student population was home sick by Wednesday afternoon. In addition to several confirmed cases of Influenza A, a stomach bug is also making the rounds. Maintenance crews have been working to clean and sanitize all district buildings before students return to classes on Monday.
Flu symptoms include: fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills, fatigue, and possible diarrhea and vomiting. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, the flu is currently widespread across Minnesota.