Wednesday January 22, 2020

Schools in fear of swine flu spectre

With the school term about to begin, parents and teachers are worried about the spread of swine flu, but are their concerns justified?

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

@susmitchellsbp
22nd August, 2009

Schools in the Indian city of Bangalore have issued text messages to their students and directed them to wear masks in a bid to limit the spread of the H1N1 pandemic strain, commonly referred to as swine flu.

Pregnant teachers in Canada have been told they can stay at home because of the particular threat posed to them by swine flu, while authorities in Hong Kong have told parents to complete daily temperature charts...

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