Archive for May, 2009

source | Schools closed Monday, June 1

The following schools will be closed on Monday, June 1 because they have experienced unusually high levels of influenza-like illness in recent days. All of these schools are closed based on recommendations from the New York City Department of Health.

Brooklyn

  • PS 503K – reopening Wednesday, June 3
  • PS 506K – reopening Wednesday, June 3
  • PS 1K – reopening Thursday, June 4 for staff and Friday, June 5 for students
    • Thursday, June 4 is a professional development day for staff; no students will be in attendance at any school.

Manhattan

  • PS 161M – reopening Tuesday, June 2
  • PS 83M – reopening Wednesday, June 3
  • PS 155M – reopening Wednesday, June 3
  • P169′s program at PS 155M – reopening Wednesday, June 3
  • PS 182M – reopening Wednesday, June 3


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source | In far north Queensland, nearly 1500 students have been ordered to stay home for a week as medical authorities face an “avalanche” of tests for the potentially deadly virus.

But experts fear it may have already spread deep throughout the region with the index patient, a 13-year-old schoolgirl, in contact with countless others since last Monday.

Public health officials are today attempting to trace anyone who may have come into close contact with the three infected patients and 1450 potentially infected students.



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source | Over 300 people have been diagnosed with swine flu in Australia, health authorities have confirmed.



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source | The first case of swine flu has been confirmed in Wales, according to health chiefs. A 31-year-old man from the Caerphilly local authority area has had mild flu symptoms, and has been offered antivirals and is recovering at home.



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source | A student who returned to Vietnam from the United States has been confirmed as having the H1N1 influenza virus, the first case of swine flu in the Southeast Asian country.



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source | TOKYO (Xinhua) — With seven confirmed cases reported in Osaka, Hyogo and Chiba prefectures, Japan’s A/H1N1 patients totalled 377 in 11 prefectures on Saturday.



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source | SAN ANTONIO . Swine flu-related deaths in Texas reached five on Friday after health officials in El Paso confirmed the virus in a pregnant woman and man whose initial flu tests came back negative.



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source | London: Officials at Eton, a prestigious private school in Britain, say they have cancelled classes after a student tested positive for swine flu.

Eton College whose alumni include Princes William and Harry said the school was being closed for a week. A 13-year-old student tested positive for the virus earlier this week.



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source | BEIJING (AFP) . China’s health ministry confirmed Friday the first case of swine flu involving a person infected with the virus inside the country.



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source | The number of cases of swine flu in the UK has exceeded 200 after a further 17 people were diagnosed today – 14 of them from Birmingham.



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source | Parents rallied at a Queens elementary school Thursday to demand the city close and sanitize the building after scores of students – and the school nurse – called in sick. “These are four and five-year-olds coming down with 102-degree fevers and infecting their siblings,” said Monica Hendricks, 46, one of 15 parents protesting outside Public School 96 in South Ozone Park. “There is no logical explanation why our school is not closed.”



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source | CANBERRA has announced plans to immunise almost half the population against swine flu, after the number of confirmed cases of the virus last night reached 147. The federal Government yesterday said it would order enough doses for 10 million people and begin raiding its medicines stockpile to buy time while the vaccine underwent clinical trials.



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source | Cruise ship Pacific Dawn is at the centre of a swine flu scare Down Under, and has abandoned a call at the isolated Whitsunday Islands off the coast of Queensland to avoid the risk of introducing the disease. All 2,000 passengers and crew were quarantined at the end of the ship’s last cruise, when the vessel returned to Sydney. At least 18 people, including a couple who married during the voyage, have tested positive for the H1N1 virus.



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source | Public health authorities in Boston announced this morning that they are temporarily closing the city’s biggest charter school, Boston Renaissance, for a week because of a suspected outbreak of swine flu.



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source | A second Illinois resident from the Chicago area has died from swine flu, according to the state Health Department.



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