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Flu forces Dubuque elementary school to close Friday

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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

A large number of absences due to the flu at Eisenhower Elementary have forced the district to close the school on Friday. 

The district says they have seen between 23 and 28-percent absenteeism since Monday. The district says the absences are due to the flu.  School staff are also being asked to stay home.

Eisenhower has approximately 530 students and 94 staff members.

The district consulted with state, county and city public health officials before making the decision.

Officials said all other schools in the district will operate on their normal Friday schedules.

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