Friday, February 18, 2011


Health District sees drastic increase in cases of illness..

The elementary school experienced three times the usual absences last week..

Knowing the exact cause of the illnesses is uncertain because they're non-reportable illnesses, meaning the government doesn't require physicians to order a lab test or report these cases...

For those reasons, it's almost impossible to rate the prevalence of flu and other viruses in the community, according to Mary Jensen, epidemiologist for the South Central Public Health District...more from the source.