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Businesses deal with flu outbreak

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The Children's Museum of Indianapolis has stepped up its cleaning procedures since the H1N1 flu outbreak in 2009. The Children's Museum of Indianapolis has stepped up its cleaning procedures since the H1N1 flu outbreak in 2009.
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The Hensleys are trying to get healthy. The Hensleys are trying to get healthy.

Fishers mom Traci Hensley admits she has cabin fever.


"We have been very busy staying inside. I am the only one healthy," said Hensley.

With five-year-old Cam fighting influenza B and seven-year-old Zach and her husband dealing with a stomach bug, Hensley said home is the only place this family needs to be: "I don't want to go out and effect anyone else. It's not worth it."

"It's really nice when people stay home when they are not feeling well," said Kaite Kannenberg.

Battling their own bout of the stomach bug last week, the Kanneberg family is out again. The family hopes those that are sick aren't dining here as well.

Kannenberg says she believes restaurants are doing the best they can to keep germs away, but, she's not so sure about other crowded places.

"I would not go to the Children's Museum. We get sick every time we go there," said Kannenberg. 


"That's an urban legend. It's happening anywhere there are lots of people around; schools, malls, germs are going around. But the benefit of this place is that you can spread out because it's a big place," responded Brian Statz from the Indianapolis Children's Museum.

Statz told Eyewitness News since the H1N1 outbreak in 2009, the Children's Museum increased their cleaning procedures, wiping off railings and exhibits more often and cleaning the bathrooms at least every hour.

Doctors argue flu shots are still the best way to prevent from getting the flu. Find a flu shot here.

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