Liberty Christian School officials say about 20 percent of the school’s approximately 500 students and 50 percent of teachers are out sick with the flu.
The Indiana State Department of Health says the flu has killed 167 Hoosiers so far this season.
State health officials say the number of flu-related deaths in Indiana this season reached 136 last week, up from 107 the previous week.
More than 20 percent of the students at a Parke County school stayed home yesterday with flu-like symptoms.
State health officials say the number of flu-related deaths in Indiana this season jumped to 107 last week, up from 79 the previous week.
Health officials say the number of flu-related deaths in Indiana this season has doubled to 50 as of the first week of 2018.
Indiana's health commissioner is urging Hoosiers to get their flu shots and take other precautions amid a surge in flu-related illnesses and deaths.
The Hoosier patient was under the age of 18. Experts say it's not too late to get vaccinated.
Peak flu season typically starts in January and flu shots take about two weeks to become effective.
Health officials say getting a flu shot is the most effective way to protect against the influenza virus.