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Branchburg Schools in New Jersey Closed Because of Flu Outbreak

More than 2,000 students in New Jersey are getting the day off because of the flu.

All Branchburg Township schools are closed Monday because of a flu outbreak among essential personnel. Roughly a third of bus drivers in the district have called out sick because of the flu, according to officials. 

The district serves students from pre-kindergarten through 8th grade.

In New York, Sen. Charles Schumer recently called on federal health officials to dispatch a flu surveillance team to New York as the number of cases increases. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said this flu season has lasted for 10 weeks and could last as long as 20 weeks.

Copyright AP - Associated Press
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