A few days after a student in St. Paul’s Benjamin Mays school was reportedly ill with H1N1 flu virus, sixty students were out sick at Bancroft school in Minneapolis, and MPR reports that some of the students are being tested for the H1N1 virus.
Several other Minneapolis schools have seen similar patterns of absenteeism in recent weeks. Health officials are asking parents to keep their kids home for seven days, if they have a fever of 100 or more with a cough or a sore throat.
The Strib reports that a student in Bloomington’s Jefferson High has also been diagnosed with the virus.
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