Suspected Swine Flu Case in East Lansing School

By: News 10
By: News 10

The superintendent of East Lansing schools is confirming that a suspected case of Swine Flu has infected a student in the Pinecrest Elementary School. The student is being kept at home until the illness passes.

Pinecrest families and the Ingham County Health Department were immediately notified.

The school will remain open, but it's custodial staff has sanitized tables, chairs, restrooms and other areas in the school possibly affected by the virus. Also, hand sanitizers have been placed in Pinecrest and all East Lansing school buildings.


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  • by rodney Location: Brooklyn Mi on Sep 21, 2009 at 08:30 PM
    In regards to the report about peopole using "Bridge cards"/ food stamps to buy cigs and alcohol, some of them have that option and i think it's a disgrace. Some of them people who have food stamps are able to purchase cotton candy, peanuts and soda pop with them weee fun, wish I could splerdge on such things, I work at a convieniencs store and wait on these people who abuse the helping hand given them and waste their food stamps on garbage and when their child asks them for milk they say they cant afford it becuase mama's gotta have thier mountain Dew on the state of michigan.
  • by Rodney Location: brooklyn MB on Sep 21, 2009 at 08:20 PM
    People need to be way more conscientious about themselves in public . People cough and spit and hack and lick thier fingers just before counting thier money and handing to you. I protect myself by washing my hands alot and covering my face when ignorant people cough at me.
  • by Kelly Location: Lansing on Sep 21, 2009 at 01:44 AM
    You STILL haven't fixed the errors in this article, WILX! Do you not know what's wrong??
  • by Kelly Location: Lansing on Sep 19, 2009 at 09:20 AM
    Nearly 24 hours later, and the illiterate editors at WILX STILL haven't fixed the article! Why not? They should be fired for incompetence!
  • by Maria Location: TX on Sep 18, 2009 at 06:05 PM
    My son went to school perfectly healthy on Monday. He developed a headache and went to the school nurse. Because his fever wasn't high enough I was not notified. By time he went to daycare he was sleeping. The next day he said his head hurt and I he told me he felt like he was having difficulty breathing. I took him in immediately as I thought he was having asthma issues. Turns out he was diagnosed with H1N1. His temperature was 99.1. The only problem I encountered was trying to fill our prescriptions for 2 adults and 4 kids. I did not know liquid Tamiflu is in demand. I have insurance but still paid about $280 for the appointment, cleaning supplies and prescriptions. He recovered from the symptoms within 12 hours. I am grateful that my husband and I could provide for our kids. My heart goes out to all the families that cannot do the same. For all the parent's out there please consider a action plan because I guarantee there will be no volunteers and you will have to miss work.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 18, 2009 at 09:35 AM
    This flue will be worse than last year.Think of the many with no health insurance.So they don't get checked out.Nor will many get the shot.Just like the many not eating right to keep their selves in good health.Will we be told if it hits the homeless communities?Or how many die because of it?Will free health clinics be able to give the shots?Will the shots help?Lets do some real reporting WILX.This is a serious subject.
  • by Kelly Location: Lansing on Sep 18, 2009 at 09:23 AM
    Hey, WILX, it's "affected", not "effected." Once again, the editors at WILX are asleep, or just inept. Do they even get paid?? It makes WILX by far the most unprofessional news site I've ever seen.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 18, 2009 at 07:54 AM
    Also, CDC, health departments etc....have requested not to use the word Swine. I'm surprised or maybe not so surprised our Media wouldn't know that.
  • by Jessie Location: Lansing on Sep 18, 2009 at 07:52 AM
    Can be infectious for 10 days plus. A few days off will not stop the spread of the virus. http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2009-09-14-H1N1-swine-flu_N.htm
  • by Mary Location: Lansing on Sep 18, 2009 at 02:18 AM
    'Preventative' is NOT a word!!! It's 'Preventive.' Your people need to learn how to spell.
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