Looking Out For The Swine Flu

By: Christine Kennedy
By: Christine Kennedy

It was a hotbed for swine flu in April and now signs of the virus have arrived in Craven County Schools again.

At least a half a dozen schools have reported students coming down with flu-like symptoms, including fever, sore throat, coughing and vomiting.

None of the cases have been confirmed, but health officials say students are only tested for swine flu if they are hospitalized.

Health officials say they'll continue to monitor the virus closely until the vaccine arrives.

Craven County Health Director Scott Harrelson says he expects the vaccine to arrive in early November, but it will be distributed on a priority basis.

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  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Sep 2, 2009 at 10:21 PM
    Be cautious when going to buffets that have plates, and silverware open to the public. Think how many people handle the serving tools.
  • by ALEX JONES on Sep 2, 2009 at 07:07 PM
    The person under me is right do your research on the swine flu thing before u take it. I dont know why they making a big deal out of this thing. Go on youtube and do your research
  • by anonymous#2 Location: new bern on Sep 2, 2009 at 07:03 PM
    i complelty agree! i dont want my child to get the vaccine. i was told that if i dont get it id be killing my kids with fear. the vaccine has not been around long enough for them to just start giving it to millions of people. its ridiculous. no thank you on the intentional swine flu vaccine. my kids are not getting the vaccine for the seasonal flu at school either.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 2, 2009 at 05:23 PM
    Parents should research the vaccine before allowing their children to be vaccinated. Google "H1N1 vaccine squalene adjuvant" (without the quotes). The vaccine may be worse than the disease.

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