Flu closes more NY, NJ schools

June 1, 2009 3:52:49 PM PDT
More schools are closing in New York and New Jersey as a result of swine flu concerns. The New York City Department of Education confirmed PS 209 in the Bronx will be closed starting Tuesday, June 2 because of swine flu concerns.

The decision was made after documenting an unusually high amount of influenza-like illness over a number of days.

  • Swine Flu Resource Guide
  • In New Jersey, Veterans' Memorial Elementary School and Woodrow Wilson Elementary School in Union City will be closed starting Tuesday, June 2.

    The decision to close comes after two suspected cases of H1N1 were found at Veterans' Memorial and a high number of students with flu-like symptoms were reported at both schools.

    Both schools will be closed until June 9.

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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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