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Flu-like illnesses affecting South Mobile Co. students

(image: WPMI) Flu-like illnesses affecting South Mobile Co. students

Flu-like illness are affecting students throughout South Mobile County.

Last week Mostellar Medical Clinic says dozens were testing positive for the flu daily.

Chief Executive Officer James Holland says, "It's so bad... The diseases are causing a shortage of flu swabs."

A concerned parent at Hankies Middle School emailed NBC 15 concerned about all the illnesses at her child’s school.

Mostellar tells us flu and strep are spreading through the South Mobile County school feeder pattern.

Doctors say you should keep your child out of school a full week after they’ve had a fever to protect their classmates.

The Mobile County School District says so far about 90-percent of kids are still coming to class throughout the county.