2009-05-21 / Local & State

Pa. School Closes Due To 'Probable' Swine Flu

WOMELSDORF, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania elementary school is closing for a week because of what officials call a "probable'' case of swine flu.

Pennsylvania Department of Health spokeswoman Stacy Kriedeman said Wednesday that the state recommended closing Conrad Weiser West Elementary School in Berks County in part because so many children were missing school. She says such recommendations are made on a case-by-case basis.

Classes are scheduled to resume May 21 at the school about 60 miles west-northwest of Philadelphia.

Other schools in the Conrad Weiser School District are to remain open, but with a strict exclusion policy in which anyone with flu-like symptoms will be sent home.

As of Wednesday afternoon, the Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 22 confirmed cases of swine flu in the state and 28 probable cases.

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