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Southeast Missouri schools gear up to battle flu bugs

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

SIKESTON -- When it comes to preventing a swine flu outbreak, most local school districts are treating the illness as they do any communicable disease.

"We put in a procedural plan when all the MRSA (Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus) hit (last school year) so we're including this in that," said Cindi Jones, New Madrid County R-1 special education director who's also in charge of the district's nursing staff.

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