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Swine Flu in Pittsburg, Marin, Sacramento

By Jackie Burrell
Wednesday, April 29th, 2009 at 10:54 am in Health & Safety.

Outside a temporary health clinic at the University of Delaware (Photo by Clem Murray/Philadelphia Inquirer/MCT) Anxiety over a possible swine flu pandemic continues to build as cases pop up here, there and eventually… everywhere? It’s definitely in the Bay Area now.

A Pittsburg elementary school has closed for a week after tests there found three “probable cases of swine flu” and 13 kids showed symptoms. The cases are mild, but custodial crews are sanitizing the school and classes have been canceled till May 6.

Meanwhile, there are two confirmed cases in Marin , three confirmed in Sacramento and another, probable case in Santa Clara, and similar reports are popping up across the country. The University of Delaware (pictured, above) set up a temporary flu evaluation clinic for students after four UD students fell ill with what authorities believe is likely the new influenza strain.

Worried you might have it? The Santa Clara Public Health Department has a list of symptoms to watch for. Got kids away at college? Have them check their university’s home page for online advisories.

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