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Health officials: Minimal risk at Spokane school

Jody Lawrence-Turner
The Spokesman-Review

SPOKANE, Wash. - After investigating a concern about a Spokane Public Schools student, health officials have determined there's minimal risk.

More information from

www.spokesman.com

The school district was concerned the child who attends Sheridan Elementary School was possibly related to the Spokane man suspected of having the swine flu, said Terren Roloff, spokeswoman for Spokane Public Schools.

How districts are responding

At least two Inland Northwest school districts are sending letters home to parents updating them on how the district is handling swine flu concerns.

Spokane Public Schools says business is usual, for now.

But officials are cautioning parents to keep sick children home and remind them of the basics of preventing illnesses.

"Our schools will remain open until we are advised to close them," officials said in a press release. More at Spokesman.com

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