School Closures Spread as Flu Cases Mount
Worries about the spread of swine flu mounted Thursday as the nation’s caseload passed 100, and nearly 300 schools closed in communities across the country.
The number of closed schools more than doubled to nearly 300 when the Fort Worth Independent School District in Texas announced it was closing its 140 schools, affecting about 80,000 students. High schools sports were suspended in Texas and Alabama.
“We do think it’s very prudent to close schools when a case has been confirmed or is highly suspect,” Dr. Anne Schuchat, a spokeswoman for the Centers for Disease Control and...
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