Tuesday, April 28, 2009

2 'Probable' Cases Of Swine Flu In Newberry, SC

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC)  has identified two probable cases of Swine Flu in the small town of Newberry, South Carolina The Students of a private school there,  Newberry Academy, have just returned from Mexico.  Forty Children are now being tested.  The results are pending

NEWBERRY, S.C. -- South Carolina health officials said they have identified two “probable” cases of swine flu in the state and a private school headmaster said those are linked to a student trip to Mexico.The announcement from the state Department of Health and Environmental Control said more testing will be conducted at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Word of the probable cases comes a day after a private school in Newberry closed because some students felt ill after a trip to Mexico, where there has been an outbreak of swine flu.Newberry Academy Headmaster Bob Dawkins said Tuesday health officials told him one of his students probably had the illness and the other probable case involved a friend of that student.

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