School Closed By Berks County's First...

School Closed By Berks County's First Swine Flu Case

There are 6 comments on the WFMZ story from May 14, 2009, titled School Closed By Berks County's First Swine Flu Case. In it, WFMZ reports that:

Berks County's first confirmed case of the swine flu has forced the Conrad Weiser West Elementary School in Womelsdorf to cancel classes for the next week.

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Wilmington, DE

#1 May 14, 2009

New Castle, DE

#2 May 14, 2009
I really wonder how many other schools have children with this flu and do not realize it or parents are not taking them to the doctor to be checked.

Allentown, PA

#3 May 14, 2009
Um, so why don't they close schools during yearly flu outbreaks? Mass hysteria caused by the media. A handful of cases in the US and abroad however, 33,000 people A YEAR in the US alone die of the regular flu.

Pandemic alert! LOL Give me a break.

Tamaqua, PA

#4 May 14, 2009
They don't usually close schools during seasonal flu. This isn't a seasonal flu virus.

It is a new virus - no one has immunity. It is proving to be more contageous than seasonal flu.

The CDC expects to see many more cases, more severe illness and more deaths.

Pandemics begin rather slowly. We're only seeing the beginning here.

Irvington, NJ

#7 May 14, 2009
hi my child goes to east and we are arfraid that we are getting shut down maybe and today in their school mostliy everyone in her class. she has mrs.stoltzfus

Irvington, NJ

#8 May 14, 2009
now my second comment is that we have a child in conrad weiser middle school and she said '' what if someone in middle school has a sister or brother in west and they got it the they gave it to their brother or sister in middle school and they give it to some other kid in middle school and then they have a brother or sister in east and they give it to them then we all will be shut down!!!!!!!!!!

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