Swine flu reported in Fairbanks school

Posted: Tuesday, August 25, 2009

FAIRBANKS - A week into the school year, a school in Fairbanks has reported its first case of swine flu.

West Valley High School e-mailed families Saturday, advising parents to monitor their children for symptoms and to take precautions not to spread the disease.

KTUU reported Anchorage schools also are sending parents a letter this week warning them of symptoms and prevention methods.

Anchorage School District superintendent Carol Comeau said the district had some flu cases when football practice started at West and Bartlett high schools.

Health department officials said there have been more than 400 confirmed cases of swine flu in Alaska.

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