Probable swine flu closes Pa. school

May 13, 2009 1:00:34 PM PDT
A Pennsylvania elementary school is closing for a week because of what officials call a "probable" case of swine flu. Conrad Weiser West Elementary School in Berks County says it's taking the action based upon a recommendation from the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

Classes are scheduled to resume May 21 at the school about 60 miles west-northwest of Philadelphia.

Other schools in the Conrad Weiser School District are to remain open, but with a strict exclusion policy in which anyone with flu-like symptoms will be sent home.

As of Wednesday afternoon, the Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 22 confirmed cases of swine flu in the state and 28 probable cases.

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