Influenza is latest wave to hit kids and teachers, and it's impacting parents in historic ways


Child care and education were already in dire staffing situations, now sick absences are adding up quickly.

ST PAUL, Minn. - The shift in seasons that has been visible outside Phalen Lake Elementary in St. Paul this week, has coincided with another kind of shift inside the nurse's office.

"I think we're seeing much more influenza now, than RSV," said school nurse Michelle Mauder. "We probably have about 10% of our kids out every day."

Those absences aren't just adding up for kids.... Read more


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