Flu cases increase

Sydney R. PIttman, Staff Reporter

   Recently flu cases have been skyrocketing. The medical field professional said since COVID numbers have been down means more flu test positive. 

School nurse Jodi Sumrall said “I have sent up to 25-30 children home just from this week.”

   Sumrall is surprised there are so many cases this early in the flu season. She also finds it strange how it has been so contagious this year. 

“This type of flu is just more common to catch this year,”Sumrall said.

“I got sick with the rest of the football team, because it has been so contagious.” Brayden Vereen said.

   According to the Center for Disease Control, there have been over 5,000 to 14,000 cases in the United States. 

   Some ways to prevent getting sick is to wash your hands, cover your mouth when you cough and sneeze. If you have a fever or symptoms in 24 hours do not come to school, and risk other kids from getting sick.

“My symptoms were dizziness, fatigue with sinusitis, nothing much but I tried to go to band practice, but I couldn’t handle it and got sent home,”Freshman Elijah Davis said.

“My symptoms were sore throat, body aches, and coughing, “Sophomore Summer Bond said.”Mine definitely wasn’t as bad as some people but flu was worse then when I had COVID,”Summer Bond said.

“First few days were rough to where I did not wanna get out of bed or eat,” Freshman Mckayla Buck said.

    So if you are experiencing high fever, sore throat, muscle aches, weakness then do not come to school.