Two swine flu cases confirmed in Destrehan

Two students at St. Charles Borromeo School in Destrehan were confirmed to have the swine flu on Monday, said Sarah Comiskey of the Archdiocese of New Orleans.

“We have confirmed that one first grade student and one pre-kindergarten student tested positive for the H1N1 virus,” she said. “Rumors of a first grade teacher also being infected have not been confirmed.”

Comiskey says that parents were first notified on Friday and points out that the school is following all precautions as mapped out by the Center for Disease Control and the state Department of Health and Hospitals.

“Teachers are taking their students to wash their hands at least three times a day,” added Comiskey. “Other actions include keeping computer keyboards and other surfaces sanitized. Teachers are also teaching their students the proper way to caugh and sneeze, and all classrooms are equipped with tissue.”

Parents are asked to keep home their children if they are displaying flu-like symptoms. And teachers are being instructed to send any child with cold symptoms or fever to the office immediately.


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