Kemper County closes schools due to the flu epidemic

The Meridian Star reports that Kemper County closes its schools on Mondays and Tuesdays due to the disease. The county is located on the Mississippi-Alabama line.
According to Superintendent Jackie Pollock, 100 students with flu symptoms have been absent from elementary and middle schools during the past week. Pollock says the closures will allow students to rest and consult doctors.
Other districts in the state have also closed or taken measures to prevent the spread of the flu.
The closures will allow students to rest and consult a doctor.
Other districts in the state have also closed or taken measures to prevent the spread of the flu.
In North Mississippi, the North Tippah and Tippah school districts canceled classes on Friday due to illness.
Health officials advise schools to take precautions by disinfecting contaminated areas.