CDC says flu outbreak has reached moderate level in Nebraska
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PIERCE, Neb. (KTIV) -
The Centers for Disease Control say the current flu outbreak in Nebraska is only "moderate", but one Siouxland school has certainly felt the flu's effects in the classroom and on the basketball court.
The current flu outbreak has been affecting the sizes of classrooms all over Northeast Nebraska...and it's starting to affect some local sports teams. I spoke with the head coach of the Pierce High boys basketball team today...and he said he's not sure how many players he's even going to have available for his team's next game Friday night.
Mike Emory, Pierce BB Head Coach says "I checked the list today [Thursday] and we had six kids out. I'm not sure who will actually be there tomorrow night [Friday] for the game, but we'll just have to deal with it."
Meanwhile, a Norfolk Public Schools administrator says that the NPS school district hasn't really been hit hard by the flu at all, adding that there were more kids in school Thursday than there were Wednesday. But the flu is out certainly starting to go around. I spoke with a Norfolk doctor who said he's run 50 influenza A tests in his office alone since Christmas...and half of them have come back positive. He stressed that anyone who feels flu-like symptoms shouldn't try to wait it out. Instead get to a doctor as soon as you can, as the flu can be treated much better within the first 48 hours. He also said to make sure you're washing your hands as often as possible, and if you do get the flu, stay home until the symptoms subside.
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