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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