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    Child care center at Tulane University closes due to H1N1 virus
    August 19, 12:05 PMNew Orleans Headlines ExaminerKaren Gros

    Kidopolis Child Care Center at Tulane University has reportedly closed for the remainder of the week after discovering that two of their students that attend the child care facility had tested positive for H1N1 or the Swine Flu.

    In Destrehan, St. Charles Borromeo Elementary School, also reported two students with confirmed cases of Swine Flu. The two children are from the same family and are not currently attending classes.

    St. Charles Borromeo Elementary School decided to remain open and are taking precautions by disinfecting common objects such as door handles, etc. more frequently.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that anyone experiencing flu-like symptoms stay at home and out of public forums. CDC also recommends that anyone running fever must wait 24 hours after fever or other symptoms resides before returning to work and/or school. Precautions in contacting the H1N1 virus include through hand washing with soap and using hand sanitizers throughout the day.

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    Re: Child care center at Tulane University closes due to H1N1 virus

    Two cases of swine flu confirmed at St. Charles school

    [Posted by Sandra Barbier and Victoria St.Martin,

    The Times-Picayune August 19, 2009, 12:34PM]

    Two students at St. Charles Borromeo School in Destrehan were confirmed to have H1N1 flu Monday, Archdiocese of New Orleans spokeswoman Sarah Comiskey said.

    The school, located in St.Charles Parish, is "taking all the precautions outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and the state Department of Health and Hospitals," Comiskey said, including wiping down computer keyboards and frequently touched surfaces, and making sure students wash their hands at least three times a day and before meals.

    As of Aug. 14, there were 12 lab-confirmed cases of H1N1 in St. Charles, according to the DHH's weekly influenza surveillance report. In total, there are 449 cases in the state, the report said.

    The school sent letters home to parents Friday informing them that two students, one in pre-kindergarten and another in the first grade, were ill, possibly with the virus. The cases were confirmed Monday, Comiskey said.

    The school also has asked parents to keep home any student displaying symptoms of a cold or flu, especially fever, she said.

    Comiskey said the school, which has grades pre-kindergarten through eight, is the only one in the archdiocese with confirmed cases.

    Rene Milligan, a spokesman with the state Department of Health and Hospitals, could not confirm whether any new cases of swine flu have been reported in St. Charles.
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