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When Are Kids Too Sick for School?

Monday, April 22, 2013
Topic(s): Flu

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the common cold is the reason for nearly 22 million school absences each year. Additionally, about 40 percent of children between the ages of 5 and 17, missed three or more school days this past year because of illness or injury.

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