New Orleans student among seven confirmed swine flu cases in La.
A student at Audubon Charter School in Uptown New Orleans has been confirmed as a case of the swine flu, Gov. Bobby Jindal said Sunday. There are six other confirmed cases in Louisiana of the swine flu, which has spread to 18 countries around the world. Five of them are from the same school in Lafayette; the sixth case is in Ascension Parish.
by The Times-Picayune
Sunday May 03, 2009, 3:00 PM
Audubon Charter announced today that it will close Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday as a result of the confirmed case of the swine flu. It will reopen on Thursday.
The 8-year-old Audubon student was identified as a possible case of swine flu last week at a Tulane University clinic. Reports do not indicate when the boy last attended school. He is in either the second or third grade and attended classes with about 400 other students at the school's campus at 428 Broadway. Tulane spokesman Mark Romig said Dr. Rade Pejic saw the boy and performed a rapid swab test at the clinic. It came up negative for both influenza Types A and B, but the boy was exhibiting flu-like symptoms and had been around people who were recently in Mexico, where the swine flu epidemic has been most intense.
This is a school 10 minutes from where I live.
I drive by it almost everyday.
I have co-workers that have children who attend there.
Since this was just announced today, it'll be interesting where this will lead!?!