Skip Nav
16 Signs You've Made It Through the Worst of the Newborn Phase
Interview With Lively CEO Michelle Cordeiro Grant
F*cking Awesome Females
How This Mom's YOLO Moment Disrupted the $13 Billion Lingerie Industry
Kids According to Zodiac Signs
Your Kids . . . According to Their Zodiac Signs

Schools Closed in the United States Due to the Flu

The Flu Is So Widespread That at Least a Dozen States Are Being Forced to Close Schools

This flu season has been particularly bad this year due mostly to the H3N2 strain, which has "been associated with a high incidence of mortality, both in the elderly population and in the very young population," Dr. Peter Shearer from Mt. Sinai Hospital said on Good Morning America.

Schools across the nation are closing because so many teachers and students have gotten the flu, according to CBS News. There have been schools closing across the board in at least 12 states, in order to disinfect and give everyone a chance to recover. Saint Thomas Aquinas in Dallas was one of them because more than 10 percent of the student body had the flu. "Even if we miss anything, the kids will have a chance to go home, get healthy, and hopefully not bring that virus back to school," said Matthew Vereecke, the school's superintendent. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has stated at least 37 kids have died from flu-related causes so far. The flu season from 2017 to 2018 is currently listed as "moderately severe," according to the CDC, but it warns it could get worse.

From Our Partners
Scientists Discover Cause of PCOS
How Your Brain Affects Weight Loss
Can Too Much Exercise Weaken Your Immune System?
Is the Mediterranean Diet Good For Gut Health?
Spring Superfoods to Make You Feel Better
Clean Label Project Protein Powder
Intermittent Fasting Tips For Beginners
Is It Bad to Eat a Lot of Protein?
Healthy Tonic Drink Recipes
Can You Do Shots of ACV?
How the Glycemic Index Helps You Lose Weight
Short Exercises to Burn 200 Calories
From Our Partners
Latest Moms
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds