Tuesday, May 5, 2009

CDC no longer recommending immediate school closures

Based on the mildness of swine flu cases in the United States, the CDC has updated its guidance as of today and no longer recommends the immediate closure of K-12 schools based on a single suspected case of H1N1 or swine flu. The main recommendation now is the same as in other populations: keep sick people home and isolated, encourage frequent handwashing, and cover your mouth when you cough (not with your hands!) For more details: CDC H1N1 Flu | Update on School (K – 12) Dismissal and Childcare Facilities

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