Flu outbreak closes a second Kentucky school

Aug. 19, 2009
Elementary school in Letcher County is closed after 16 ailing students were sent home

From The Lexington Herald-Leader: Another Kentucky school has closed because of flu problems. Martha Jane Potter Elementary School in Letcher County was closed after 16 students were sent home with fevers and flu-like symptoms. The school, which has about 400 students, will remain closed through Wednesday. Meanwhile, the state Department of Public Health says that one child from the Junction City Elementary School in Boyle County now has been confirmed to have H1N1.

Earlier...from The Lexington Herald-Leader: Numerous absences because of flu-like illness prompted Junction City Elementary School in the Boyle County (Ky.) school district to cancel classes for the rest of this week. Health authorities are assuming that the cases are H1N1 swine flu. Junction City Elementary has 353 students. Absences began Aug. 12 and have increased each school day since. Officials say the other four schools in the Boyle County system will continue to have classes this week.

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