DETROIT (Michigan News Source) – An elementary school and daycare in Detroit are closed through the weekend after a kindergartener suffering “flu-like symptoms” passed away. Garvey Academy and the Focus Hope Center for Children will be deep cleaned and disinfected before students return.

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“The school has experienced an unusually high rate of flu-like symptoms this week including student fevers and vomiting namely in the early grades,” the Detroit Public Schools Community District said in a statement. “We have been actively communicating with the Detroit Health Department about these cases.”

Kierre Brooks, whose granddaughter attends the Center for Children, said she was alarmed when her granddaughter contracted the mystery illness and ran a high fever. “It was like taking something out of the oven without having gloves on,” she said. Another parent took her daughter to the hospital after her lips turned blue from lack of oxygen. One child is still hospitalized, and 25 are sick.

The Detroit Health Department is promising to work with the Detroit Public Schools District and the Michigan Department of Health and human Services to monitor and trace illnesses among students. Their statement, released Wednesday, said: “We do not yet have confirmation on the cause of the illness, and will share that information with Detroiters once that information has been confirmed.”

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Meanwhile, the statement says, parents of children ages 4-7 should “monitor their children for symptoms” including fever, headache, lethargy, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.