ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – So many students are out with the flu and flu-like symptoms that the Litchfield School District cancelled classes for Thursday and Friday. Custodians are cleaning and sanitizing the school. Nearly 25 percent are out ill.

“We try to check when we hear about this type of a possible outbreak. We’ll check in with the schools, the school nurses are very good at contacting the health department, not only just to keep us up to date as to what’s going on, but asking for advice, cleaning advice, and things to keep an eye on,” says Montgomery County Health Department Director Hugh Satterlee.

Satterlee recommends that you wash your hands, don’t return to school when you’re still sick to risk spreading the illness, and throw away your toothbrush after you’re recovered. He also says it’s not too late to get a flu shot.

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