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More Chicago Schools to Close for Swine Flu?

With the April 30 announcement by the Chicago Public Schools that Kilmer Elementary School, 6700 N. Greenview, will be closed indefinitely because of Swine Flu, dozens of questions begin. Both the Chicago Teachers Union and Chicago Public Schools will be catching up over the next few days. But for starters, as April turns to May, how is it that closing a school is going to prevent the spread of a disease?

Won't many of the children (presumably infected) simply be out and about across the community when they do not have to be in school?



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May 20, 2009 at 12:23 AM

By: kugler

More Flu but very quiet

what happen to the flu news 5,469 cases and 6 deaths in the usa.

Illinois has 707 confirmed cases.

what is going on? another coverup of a mistake not to close the boarder?

Table. U.S. Human Cases of H1N1 Flu Infection

(As of May 19, 2009, 11:00 AM ET) States* Confirmed and Probable Cases Deaths

Alabama

61 cases

0 deaths

Arkansas

3 cases

0 deaths

Arizona

488 cases

2 deaths

California

553 cases

0 deaths

Colorado

56 cases

0 deaths

Connecticut

56 cases

0 deaths

Delaware

69 cases

0 deaths

Florida

103 cases

0 deaths

Georgia

25 cases

0 deaths

Hawaii

21 cases

0 deaths

Idaho

8 cases

0 deaths

Illinois

707 cases

0 deaths

Indiana

96 cases

0 deaths

Iowa

71 cases

0 deaths

Kansas

34 cases

0 deaths

Kentucky**

16 cases

0 deaths

Louisiana

65 cases

0 deaths

Maine

10 cases

0 deaths

Maryland

39 cases

0 deaths

Massachusetts

156 cases

0 deaths

Michigan

165 cases

0 deaths

Minnesota

38 cases

0 deaths

Mississippi

4 cases

0 deaths

Missouri

20 cases

0 deaths

Montana

9 cases

0 deaths

Nebraska

28 cases

0 deaths

Nevada

31 cases

0 deaths

New Hampshire

20 cases

0 deaths

New Jersey

18 cases

0 deaths

New Mexico

68 cases

0 deaths

New York

267 cases

0 deaths

North Carolina

12 cases

0 deaths

North Dakota

3 cases

0 deaths

Ohio

13 cases

0 deaths

Oklahoma

42 cases

0 deaths

Oregon

94 cases

0 deaths

Pennsylvania

55 cases

0 deaths

Rhode Island

8 cases

0 deaths

South Carolina

36 cases

0 deaths

South Dakota

4 cases

0 deaths

Tennessee

85 cases

0 deaths

Texas

556 cases

3 deaths

Utah

91 cases

0 deaths

Vermont

1 cases

0 deaths

Virginia

23 cases

0 deaths

Washington

362 cases

1 death

Washington, D.C.

13 cases

0 deaths

Wisconsin

766 cases

0 deaths

TOTAL*(48)

5,469 cases

6 deaths

*includes the District of Columbia

**one case is resident of KY but currently hospitalized in GA.

This table will be updated daily Monday-Friday at around 11 AM ET.

International Human Cases of Swine Flu Infection

See: World Health OrganizationExternal Web Site Policy..

NOTE: Because of daily reporting deadlines, the state totals reported by CDC may not always be consistent with those reported by state health departments. If there is a discrepancy between these two counts, data from the state health departments should be used as the most accurate number.

May 20, 2009 at 2:41 AM

By: A PARENT AT PRESCOTT

TO ALL TEACHERS, PARENTS,STUDENTS,FRIENDS OF RAVENSWOOD SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY

I WOULD LIKE TO INVITE EVERYONE TO HAVE THEIR VOICES HEARD A SPECIAL INVITATION TO SUBSTANCE NEWS AND ALL MEDIA AND BOARD OF EDUCATION PRESCOTT SCHOOL NEXT LSC MEETING WILL BE HELD ON JUNE 9TH @ 5:30 PM SHARP AT PRESCOTT SCHOOL, PLEASE ALL INVITED TO ATTTEND

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