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Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 12:23 pm | Updated: 1:14 pm, Wed Oct 23, 2013.

SARASOTA - Health officials are concerned about dozens of illnesses at the Sarasota School of Arts and Sciences.

So far 73 students at the school, located near downtown Sarasota, have shown flu-like symptoms this week.

That approximately 10% of the student population.

The Sarasota County Health Department has sent letters home to parents urging them to keep their children home if they are showing flu-like symptoms.

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