Swine flu scare hits South Carolina

By: ASSOCIATED PRESS
By: ASSOCIATED PRESS

APRIL 27, 2009
NEWBERRY, S.C. (AP) -- A private school in South Carolina has
closed after some students returned from Mexico with flu-like
symptoms.
Newberry Academy's decision to close Monday came as the number
of suspected swine flu cases in Mexico climbed past 1,600 and death
toll past 100. At least 11 cases has been confirmed in the U.S.
Newberry Academy officials said in a statement that seniors were
in Mexico earlier this month and some had flu like symptoms when
they returned. Calls to the school rang unanswered Monday.
State Department of Health and Environmental Control spokesman
Jim Beasley said test results on the students could come back as
early as Monday afternoon. The agency has stepped up efforts to
investigate all flu cases in South Carolina. There have been no
confirmed swine flu cases in the state.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by marcus robbins Location: camden s.c on Nov 5, 2009 at 12:41 PM
    real concerns in camden s.c after teacher diees at camden middle school. questions about are our kids safe?
  • by nsome Location: Atlanta on Apr 29, 2009 at 02:38 PM
    People you really need to understand that ignorance is bliss. You and your ancestors were immigrants who brought filthy diseases that killed off ALL native americans. Do your research, if you know how to read and do more than spill hate and understand that it is believed that ground zero for this outbreak is a small Mexican village that sits right next to an AMERICAN OWNED hog farm!! The owners refuse to talk to the press. The owners are AMERICAN...and on their farm that happens to be in Mexico, the outbreak is believed to have festered and spread starting with a small mexican child who breathed the airborne illness from the filthy pigs across the street from his home. Get a grip
  • by anonymous Location: Martinez on Apr 29, 2009 at 12:28 PM
    I was wondering how long it would take for the xenophobes to start yelling about immigrants and how its all their fault. (and I was wondering when someone was going to blame Obama) If you want to try to blame someone for Swine flu coming into this country then I suppose you could blame the travelers who brought it back from their spring break trips. But that would be dumb right? Why blame the sick people right--they didn't do anything right? Well, why blame people who don't have a thing to do with it?! Swine flu has been around for awhile I'm sure. Its only that THIS version is some new strain and that its making people sick in the U.S that its getting much press.
  • by Anonymous Location: Martinez on Apr 28, 2009 at 02:58 PM
    AMEN, but keep in mind, obama wants to open them and have it just like GA employment laws......at will, meaning you can come and go at will, you can even get our SS even though you haven't worked here or paid into it, you can use it up and leave nothing for those of us who have worked all of our lives. Oh and by the way, you can also get free health care, why we pay thousands each year, (per person) millions as a nation. You can eat for free, we will buy your groceries for you, and you automatically get your stinkin green card....in other words....like Obama is really worried or concerned, heck they don't even have any directors for the CDC or other health organizations in the US appointed because he can't get the ball rolling, so guess what, we are in some SERIOUS trouble now.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 28, 2009 at 07:28 AM
    By letting these Illegals into the US we have opened ourselves to drug resistant TB and various other health issues. This is just the latest one. Close the Southern border now!!!
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