More NYC schools closed by flu

May 28, 2009 3:35:51 PM PDT
Six more schools have been added to the list of New York City schools closed because of swine flu concerns. Four schools in East Harlem and two in Brooklyn will be closed starting on Friday, May 29.

  • Eyewitness News Swine Flu Resource Guide
  • Officials documented unusually high levels of influenza-like illness over a number of days.

    The six schools will reopen on Wednesday, June 3.

    Those schools are:

    P.S. 83 (The Luis Munoz Rivera School, 436 students) in East Harlem, which is collocated with P.S. 182 (The Bilingual Bicultural School, 424 students). The schools documented 25 cases of influenza-like illness among students on Wednesday and Thursday.

    P.S. 503 (The Discovery School, 818 students) in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, which is collocated with P.S. 506 (The School of Journalism and Technology, 762 students). The schools documented 37 cases of influenza-like illness among students on Wednesday and Thursday.

    P.S. 155 (The William Paca School, 413 students) in East Harlem, which includes P169 (80 students). P169@P155 is a school for students with disabilities. The schools documented 14 cases of influenza-like illness among students this week.

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    ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

    For facts about influenza, and more information about swine flu, please visit the Health Department and CDC websites. Some specific resources:

    From New York City Health Department

    Facts about flu
    http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/cd/cdinflu.shtml

    From Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    General information about swine flu
    http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/general_info.htm

    Swine Flu Case Definitions
    http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/casedef_swineflu.htm

    Swine Flu Infection Control and Patient Care
    http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/guidelines_infection_control.htm

    Preventing the Flu
    http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/habits.htm


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