NORTHWOOD, N.H. (AP) – Classes were canceled at Coe-Brown Academy in Northwood after an outbreak of a respiratory illness.

School officials said about 200 students and staff were out sick Friday. State health officials said beginning this week about 30 to 40 students a day were reporting the sickness.

Officials said the illness seems to run its course in a matter of days. There have been no reports of any students falling seriously ill.

School officials said they expect classes to resume Monday. Coe-Brown Closed After 200 Fall Ill

Health officials are advising parents to keep children home if they have any of the following symptoms: Cough, headache, sore throat, chest congestion, and fever.

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