COLUMBIA — About 70 Columbia Public Schools students missed school this week because of influenza or flu-like symptoms, said Lori Osborne, health services coordinator for the school district. The number is based on confirmed cases — it is uncertain how many cases go unreported on a weekly basis.
Influenza contributes to student absences
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