Missouri schools prepare for possible swine flu

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 | 4:14 p.m. CDT

ST. LOUIS — There have been no reported cases of swine flu in Missouri, but schools are preparing just in case.

School health officials are letting families know the signs of the illness through Web site postings and automated phone calls. Nurses are visiting classrooms to talk to kids about proper hand-washing and how best to stifle a sneeze.

Swine flu cases have been reported in 10 states, including neighboring Kansas and Illinois. A Chicago grade school was shut down after one child contracted a probable case of swine flu.

The illness is suspected of killing more than 150 people in Mexico. The first confirmed death in the U.S. from swine flu is that of a Mexico City toddler who died in Texas.

Like what you see here? Become a member.

Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.