POWDERLY, KY — Muhlenberg County Schools have three confirmed cases of H1N1 influenza A (swine flu) and are taking the necessary precautions to ensure that the virus does not continue to spread as students and staff return for the 2009-2010 school year, according to WKBO-TV.
In Muhlenberg County High School, the location of the district''s first confirmed swine flu case, custodians have put alcohol-based hand sanitizing gel and Clorox disinfecting wipes in all the classrooms for students and teachers to use and to wipe down desks and computers after use, the story stated.
Muhlenberg County Schools Superintendent Dale Todd said: "Right now, we have three confirmed cases of swine flu in our schools. I''ve talked to epidemiologists, as well as the Muhlenberg County Health Department, and they are advising us on what directions to go."
Every available method, including bringing in extra custodians and increasing sanitization efforts, is being utilized to prevent the spread of the virus, the story noted.
Nancy Propes, a registered nurse at Muhlenberg County High School, said: "When the students first come into me, they complain of a headache and body aches. If they have a low-grade fever, I''ll call the parents and see if they want them to come home, and usually they do."
Todd says that parents need to understand what the swine flu is and the precautions the district is taking to ensure the safety and well-being of their students, the story added.
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