- Nearly half of the 2,000 students at Stafford High School were absent Friday
- The school is suffering an outbreak of a mysterious flu-like illness
- Some students have even reported gastrointestinal issues tied to the outbreak
- Afterschool activities were cancelled until Tuesday this week though will resume
Most pupils have been struck down by respiratory symptoms like coughs and headaches but some have suffered stomach problems.
While the origins of this illness are unknown, experts have warned that outbreaks of ‘flu-like illnesses were just around the corner in the US.
Compromised immune systems have been confronted with an ordinary flu virus?