Beijing school closed as 7 confirmed with A/H1N1 virus

The Beijing municipal health bureau has announced that a primary school has been closed after seven students were confirmed with the A/H1N1 virus.


A Beijing primary school was closed after seven students were confirmed as A/H1N1 flu cases Wednesday, the municipal health bureauannounced late Wednesday. 


The bureau says sixteen students at Nanhu Zhongyuan Primary School in Chaoyang District were found to have high temperatures, seven of which were diagnosed with the A/H1N1 flu.

Eighteen students were absent from class on Monday. 12 of them, who are from four classes in two grades, developed a fever.

Another four students were struck with a high temperature the next day. Their test results have yet to be released.

A total of 154 students, teachers and parents who had close contact with the seven students have been put under medical observation.

A Beijing primary school was closed after seven students were confirmed as A/H1N1 flu cases Wednesday, the municipal health bureau announced late Wednesday. 


A Beijing primary school was closed after seven students were confirmed as A/H1N1 flu cases Wednesday, the municipal health bureauannounced late Wednesday. 


The health authorities are trying to find out where the students contracted the virus.

Fang Laiying, director of Beijing Municipal Health Bureau, said, "We can not change the status of Beijing's flu situation due to the current school outbreak. At present, there will be no adjustment to the preventative policies."

The flu outbreak has forced the school to start summer vacation a week ahead of schedule.

The primary school has 941 students and 78 teachers.

Meanwhile Beijing reported 21 confirmed A/H1N1 cases on Wednesday, the largest in a day. The new cases brings the total number in Beijing to 155.

 

[source:CCTV]