Swine flu suspected in Colorado school absences
FORT COLLINS, Colorado – Fort Collins school officials suspect that swine flu is responsible for a rash of absences at two middle schools.
Poudre School District officials say the absentee rate at two Fort Collins middle schools was as high was 20 percent last week. But school officials say they don’t know for certain how many students have contracted the swine flu.
The Center for Disease Control says about 97 percent of reported flu cases right now are swine flu.
The district says they don’t have plans to cancel classes.
Colorado State University officials in Fort Collins also said last week that they’re dealing with an increase in swine flu cases. CSU’s health center verified 45 swine flu cases on Wednesday alone.
Information from: Fort Collins Coloradoan, http://www.coloradoan.com