by Dr. Heerboth
It's Wednesday in West Prairie. We have about the same number of sick children as we had yesterday. There are about fifty children sick out of 700 or so. It looks like parents are keeping the children home while they have fever and for twenty-four hours after the fever goes away.
No one can say how long this is going to go on. If it is any consolation, in the last couple of days the number of children leaving school during the day because they become sick has fallen off from Monday.
Continue to carefully wash hands, cover the coughs and sneezes, and stay home with a fever. The links to the left of this entry will provide you with access to lots more flu information. I have a daily news feed there as well.