UPDATE: OUSD spokesman Troy Flint confirmed late Friday afternoon that no cases had been reported to the school district.
Schools, libraries and museums in Mexico have closed because of an outbreak of swine flu that has killed dozens of people. So far six cases have been reported in California — mostly in the San Diego area. I haven’t heard of any in the Bay Area.
If, like me, you hadn’t heard of this virus before this outbreak, here are some facts about it from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It apparently spreads from human to human like the common flu — and, according to the CDC, you don’t catch it from eating pork.