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100 students sick at Nash County school

Posted September 22, 2009 4:11 p.m. EDT
Updated September 22, 2009 4:30 p.m. EDT

— One hundred students were absent from Bailey Elementary School in Nash County Monday and Tuesday, a spokeswoman said. The school has a total student body of 671.

Lisa Renfrow, preparedness coordinator with the Nash County Health Department, said the school followed the proper escalation procedure for mass absences. When a large number of students are sick, local school nurses contact the district, which reports to the county health department.

Renfrow said some of the students had flu-like symptoms. The health department was providing information about the H1N1 virus and the seasonal flu to be sent home to the entire student body.