Swine flu fears close schools in NY, Texas, Calif.

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

April 27, 2009

NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York City school where eight students
tested positive for swine flu will be closed for at least the next
couple of days.

Cleaning crews have scrubbed down every desk, chair and
classroom at the school where officials fear more than 100 could be
infected.

Students apparently brought the flu back after a spring break
trip to Mexico.

Near San Antonio, 14 schools will be closed for at least the
next week after two students at a high school caught the virus. And
a school near Sacramento, will be closed until at least Thursday
while health officials determine if a seventh-grader has the flu.

The virus has killed as many as 86 people in Mexico. It hasn't
been fatal in the U.S., but there are at least 20 cases confirmed
in five states and the government has declared a public health
emergency.


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