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ERIC Number: ED505145
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr-27
Pages: 57
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Guidance for Schools on the Recent Flu Outbreak
US Department of Education
The document provides a transcript of a conference call moderated by Bill Modzeleski, Director of the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools. The focus of the call was the recent outbreak of swine flu in Mexico and the United States. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) actions and recommendations to the education community were discussed. A comparison of the current situation to previous influenza outbreaks is offered. While monitoring reported cases, the CDC is working with the private sector and governmental agencies to develop candidate vaccines using a safe strain that has previously been developed at CDC. School dismissal/closure is recommended in systems where a student is confirmed or suspected as having swine influenza or lives in the same house of someone who is a confirmed or suspect case. Representatives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the White House National Security Council, and the Department of Education participated in the discussion.
US Department of Education. Available from: ED Pubs. P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827; Fax: 301-470-1244; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools (ED)
Identifiers - Location: Mexico; United States