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Swine flu forces 14 school closures in Bay Area

Original post made on May 5, 2009

Reports of probable and confirmed cases of swine flu have closed at least 14 schools across the Bay Area as educators and public health officials continue monitoring the virus' spread through the region.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, May 4, 2009, 4:59 PM

Comments (8)

Posted by soccermom, a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on May 5, 2009 at 8:39 am

I wish the media (Weekly included) would stop using the term "Swine" flu-- it just perpetuates the association with pigs and the resulting public panic about eating pork. The virus mutated and jumped to humans!!

Posted by Even the kids, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 5, 2009 at 9:22 am the schools have been instructed to use the term H1N1 for the virus.

Posted by Anonymous, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 5, 2009 at 9:55 am

Now we have to be politically correct about what we call a flu?! Gimmie a break! If people are too stupid to know it doesn't come from eating pork that's their own problem! When does is stop?

Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on May 5, 2009 at 2:36 pm

Web Link

rather than give the flu a name, take a good look!

Posted by AVHS Dad, a resident of Stoneridge Park
on May 5, 2009 at 2:44 pm

AVHS Dad is a registered user.

Now the government says not to bother closing the schools. Just stay home if you're sick.(DUH!)

Web Link

Posted by none, a resident of Stoneridge Park
on May 5, 2009 at 5:56 pm

we're all gonna die!!!!!! no i doubt it, but i sure hope it doesnt spread to pleasanton

Posted by unclehomerr.., a resident of Downtown
on May 6, 2009 at 3:15 pm

"Swine flu forces 14 school closures in Bay Area"

Damn, Jeb... I wish you'd let me write headlines!

The Swine Flu didn't force anyone to do anything.

"School Administrators Overreact to insufficent information. Stop pissing money away long enough to close schools!"


Posted by josephina, a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Jun 3, 2009 at 9:34 pm

there is swine flu going around a health club in pleasanton. a visitor brought it from out of town. i hope our family doesn't get it!!!

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