Swine Flu Fears Lead to More Texas School Closings
Two more school systems on Wednesday shuttered all of their campuses after reports of probable cases of swine flu, causing more than 130,000 students statewide to miss class because of concerns about the virus.
Fort Worth School District Superintendent Melody Johnson announced Wednesday night that the district — which has about 80,000 students — would close its 140 schools through at least May 8. Only essential personnel at central headquartes will work during that time, she said.
There are 11 probable swine flu cases in the county that includes Fort Worth, according to Tarrant County Public Health officials. One case is confirmed at a Fort Worth middle school, Dr. Sandra Parker, the agency's medical director, said...
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