Flu Hitting Delmarva Preschools Hard - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Flu Hitting Some Delmarva Schools Hard

Posted: Feb 12, 2018 3:45 PM Updated:

CAMBRIDGE, Md. - Building blocks were all part of the fun at Jack and Jill Preschool in Cambridge - with a few sneezes in between.

Owner Arlene Peters says only five kids showed up on Monday. Most of the 11 others called out sick, she said.

Peters says she hasn't seen cases this severe and this fast ever before.

"Never. Not in my 50 years. Not the way it's affected children," Peters said.

Peters says they've been taking extra precautions to preventing the flu by sending parents home with info and using plenty of sanitizer.

According to the Maryland Department of Health, it's not getting better. In the last four weeks, data shows more people are seeing the doctor and the flu is spreading nearly everywhere.

That worries mother-soon-to-be, Courtney Peters, who says she's been getting weekly shots to help prevent her and her baby from getting sick.

"Once flu season hits again and he's actually here, I'll be you know more concerned on top of what's going to happen," Courtney said.

Health officials including the Maryland Department of Health are telling people to stay home when sick and to get vaccinated.

 

  • Most Popular VideosMost Popular VideosMore>>

  • Upcoming Legislation In Maryland Has Gun Owners Outraged

    Upcoming Legislation In Maryland Has Gun Owners Outraged

    Maryland gun owners are worried about two big bills that will be discussed at the state capital next week. 

    House Bill 612 aims to place AR-15 HBAR rifles as a "regulated firearm."  If passed by the house, the law would only grandfather in rifles purchased after October 1, 2013. Those purchased after 2013 would have to be returned. 

    More

    Maryland gun owners are worried about two big bills that will be discussed at the state capital next week. 

    House Bill 612 aims to place AR-15 HBAR rifles as a "regulated firearm."  If passed by the house, the law would only grandfather in rifles purchased after October 1, 2013. Those purchased after 2013 would have to be returned. 

    More
  • Wroten Island Naval Plane Crash Mystery Unfolds

    Wroten Island Naval Plane Crash Mystery Unfolds

    The mysterious plane crash on Wroten Island that WBOC reported back in November of 2018 is now being told publicly for the first time in 65 years.

    After the original story aired, WBOC received an email from one of the previous owners of Wroten Island.  After meeting with that man, Philip Inglehart and longtime friend, Michael Keyser the mystery unfolded on camera. 

    More

    The mysterious plane crash on Wroten Island that WBOC reported back in November of 2018 is now being told publicly for the first time in 65 years.

    After the original story aired, WBOC received an email from one of the previous owners of Wroten Island.  After meeting with that man, Philip Inglehart and longtime friend, Michael Keyser the mystery unfolded on camera. 

    More
  • Iconic Delaware Farm Has Plans to Reopen

    Iconic Delaware Farm Has Plans to Reopen

    An iconic Delaware farm, popular with many on Delmarva, is making plans to reopen after a costly fire.

    The owners of Willey Farms say they're planning to open up a temporary selling spot where people can buy plants, herbs, and other items. The farm plans to open the temporary market before Easter.

    More

    An iconic Delaware farm, popular with many on Delmarva, is making plans to reopen after a costly fire.

    The owners of Willey Farms say they're planning to open up a temporary selling spot where people can buy plants, herbs, and other items. The farm plans to open the temporary market before Easter.

    More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2019 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices