Swine flu fears close Deer Park schools

More than 4,000 students in the Deer Park School District are being forced to stay home until May 11 after new probable cases of the swine flu were discovered. After Suffolk health officials had already

News 12 Staff

May 4, 2009, 1:29 AM

Updated 5,556 days ago

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More than 4,000 students in the Deer Park School District are being forced to stay home until May 11 after new probable cases of the swine flu were discovered.
After Suffolk health officials had already announced last week that a student at John F. Kennedy Intermediate School has a probable case of the virus, and now two more students in the Deer Park School District may have contracted the virus.
"Our working assumption is that these three probable cases will probably be confirmed," says Dr. Humayun Chaudrey, Suffolk's health commissioner.
Chaudrey says the students, ages 9, 10, and 11, all have mild symptoms and were not hospitalized. One child is fully recovered.
Chaudrey says that what's most bizarre about these cases is there's no link between them and the places associated with the outbreak. None of the kids traveled to Mexico or have any connection to St. Francis Prepatory School - the hub of New York's outbreak.
"The residents of Deer Park and Suffolk should not panic in light of the precautionary steps being taken, but they should be aware of what's happening and continue to take preventative measures," Chaudrey says.
Deer Park Public Schools


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