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Influenza Hits Fayette County Schools Hard

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Fayette County Schools have been hit hard with influenza. Several students have been out sick with the flu and it is continuing to spread throughout the county. WOAY visited Rosedale Elementary school in Oak Hill and talked to a couple of parents who say they are concerned about their child. “They should close the schools down until all of the kids are getting better and the teachers are all so sick.” said, Nancy Dougan. Another parent, David Dail, stated, “I think they ought of shut them all down here in Fayette County anyways and sanitize them and let the kids go back to school once their all sanitized. One school has even shut down because it. Saint Peter and Paul Catholic School in Fayette County had several students out sick and decided to close the school until Monday.

A registered Nurse at Fayette County Health Department, Beth Frantz, has been keeping in contact with the schools in Fayette County. She told WOAY over the phone her thoughts on the flu for this year. “At this time we all know that the flu is here, is it an outbreak? No, I don’t think with the numbers I’m hearing.”  Frantz recommends to stay at home if you are sick and that it is not too late to get the flu shot if you haven’t already.

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Ashley Cafaro

Ashley Cafaro has come to southern West Virginia all the way from New York to pursue her career in the mountain state as a journalist. Ashley anchored and reported for her college television station, and is thrilled to be taking her next step in her career as a multimedia journalist at WOAY. Read More