Polk County 'probable' swine flu case ruled out Eleven schools in Orono, Minn., will be closed today and one school in Minneapolis will also be shuttered due to probable cases of swine flu, state health officials said Sunday. Rocori Middle School in Cold Spring — which has been connected to the state's lone confirmed case of swine flu — would also remain closed today.
When a swine flu case forced two neighboring Minnesota schools to close, an obvious question arose: Was it a staff member from a shared cafeteria or a student back from spring break? School officials didn't know. Minnesota health officials wouldn't say. And the absence of information fed a small-town rumor mill that prompted one parent to set the record straight about her daughter's cough.
Pawlenty: 'Expect more' cases in the state Minnesota's first swine flu case has been confirmed, leading a central Minnesota community to close two schools through Tuesday. Rocori Middle School and nearby St. Boniface school will be closed because a woman connected to the public schools came down with the flu. She is recovering.
UPDATED 9:40 A.M. Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and state health and education officials discussed the state's first "probable" case of H1N1 influenza virus, better known as the swine flu, in a news conference this morning. Two schools serving Cold Spring and Rocori, Minn., have voluntarily closed for the day, officials said. The person infected is expected to recovery completely and did not require a stay in the hospital, officials said.
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