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Riverhill School principal Mary Jane Fowler watches as Steve Winkle of Office Pride company demonstrates and uses an electrostatic spray device to disinfect objects and classroom furniture to help reduce chances of virus and flu germs spreading. [JIM HANNON/TIMESDAILY]

Most area school systems have already experienced some absenteeism due to viruses and influenza, with officials saying it seems to be getting an early start.

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