Sick School

Students at the exclusive Forman School in Litchfield have come down with the flu and that's forced officials to cancel class until next week.

The boarding school students started getting sick earlier this week, now 65 of them are dealing with high fever, muscle aches and headaches.

"Symptoms are enough to take you out of class and put you out for one, two, three or four days," said Dr. Michael Teiger, a pulmonologist of Hartford.

Samples taken from students were sent to the Charlotte Hungerford Hospital. Doctors there determined the strain of flu that's sickened the students is highly contagious and resistant to this flu season's vaccines.

"Every year the Centers for Disease Control tried to second guess what the virus will be out this year.  Sometimes they get it right, sometimes they get it wrong," said Dr. Teiger.

Class will resume next Wednesday.

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