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Lee Co. schools fight flu and illness outbreak

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LEE CO., GA (WALB) -

Lee County school officials say they are doing all they can to battle the flu outbreak, that has "hit their school system hard."

School officials say they are not sure of the exact numbers, but many students and teachers missed school Monday because of illnesses, including the flu.

We are told the absences are in the hundreds.

Officials say they brought in consultants with public health to help mitigate the situation.  

They sent letters home to parents. Disinfected surfaces, taught proper hand washing techniques, made sure everyone is covering their coughs.

Lee County school officials say they hope they have seen the worst of it, and that students and teachers will get better soon.

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