Stigler Public Schools Temporarily Close As Result Of Flu

STIGLER (KFSM) -- Stigler Public Schools will be closed Thursday (Feb. 9) and Friday (Feb. 10) due to the flu, according to school officials.

School officials said 17 percent of the school district has the flu. Stigler Head Start centers will also be closed.

The Cameron School District also shut its doors because of the flu this week. Both schools will re-open on Monday (Feb.13).

"It started a little bit toward the end of last week," Cameron sophomore Wendy Fernandez said. "Some of the kids started coughing and stuff. We had kids missing and a lot of kids gone."

The Oklahoma Health Department has reported nearly 600 flu hospitalizations this season. The Center For Disease Control lists Oklahoma as a high risk state for cases of the flu.

Washington, Sebastian and Crawford counties are listed as counties in Arkansas with the highest reported cases of the flu in our area. The state of Arkansas is only listed as a moderate risk for the flu.