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Parents Concerned Over Mystery Illness

A southern Kentucky 7th grader is recovering at UK Hospital Monday night, suffering from an unknown illness.

Health officials say the student was originally diagnosed as having the flu. But then doctors say he was having trouble fighting the infection which lead them to believe he was fighting a different illness.

School officials at East Bernstadt Independent in Laurel County say until that diagnosis is made they are taking extra precautions to make sure other students don't get sick.

Officials say they are cleaning furniture, doors, and walls. They also urged children to wash their hands frequently and sent letters home to their parents informing them of the situation.

School officials say there are no signs from other students of the same illness at this time.

A doctor with the health department tells us it could take 24 to 48 hours for any test results to comeback.


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