UPDATE: Swine flu cases confirmed in two Lee County Schools

Lee County Schools Superintendent Mike Scott said Wednesday that a small number of swine flu cases have been confirmed in two Lee County Schools.
“The number is minimal right now,” Scott said.
The confirmed cases are at Verona Elementary and Guntown Middle schools. The district is asking parents to make sure sick children – especially those with flu-like symptoms – stay home until they have been free of fever for at least 24 hours.
There’s no need for panic, and the arrival of swine flu in schools is not unexpected, school and health officials say. The novel H1N1 flu has not been any more severe than seasonal flu.
School officials are taking preventive measures, and there are no plans to close school barring widespread absences.

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