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Lee County school closed due to swine flu

The School District of Lee County will close Spring Creek Elementary next week due to a confirmed case of the swine flu in an 11-year-old student.The closure will give staffers time to disinfect public areas and also will allow time - nine days including weekends - for some isolation of those ...

Department of Health declares Public Health Emergency

Due to confirmed cases of Swine Influenza A in Broward and Lee counties and the potential for the disease to further spread throughout the state, Gov. Charlie Crist and public health officials declared a public health emergency today.The emergency will remain in effect for 60 days or until ...

More than 400 schools closed, 140 US flu cases nationwide

By ERICA WERNER, Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama voiced hope Friday that the swine flu virus will run its course "like ordinary flus" as officials reported more than two dozen new cases and scores more schools shut down.The government issued new guidance for ...