Swine Flu Concerns Halt More Functions 2009: Denton School

Swine flu concerns halt more functions

Denton school district officials closed two campuses Thursday and city officials canceled the annual Cinco de Mayo celebration as concern spreads about the swine
flu. Lee Elementary School and Navo Middle School will remain closed until May 11, school district spokeswoman Sharon Cox said. State health officials recommended closing the schools after at least three students at each school were diagnosed with Type A influenza, Cox said, but none of the cases is confirmed as swine flu. Denton County Health Department officials reported one confirmed swine flu case in Plano, in addition to two probable cases reported Wednesday in the county. The health department’s epidemiology team is investigating the two probable cases. One of the two cases is associated with the Hebron Valley Elementary School closure within the Lewisville school district, according to Betsy Haggard, health department spokeswoman. Haggard would not say where the other “probable” case originated. Cox said the district’s custodial teams will use a “fogger mechanism” to disinfect the Navo and Lee campuses. They will then wipe down all equipment and walls, room by room.
“We’re going to take any action that ensures the safety and well-being of our students,” Cox said.

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