H1N1 Attack: H1N1 Popping Up In Schools Across Northeast Ohio

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NORTHEAST OHIO (WOIO) - More and more schools are reporting confirmed cases of H1N1 this month.

Wedensday, the Superintendent of Garfield Heights Schools reported that one Garfield Heights Middle School student and one Garfield Heights High School student have confirmed cases of H1N1.

Bedford Heights also confirmed an H1N1 case Wednesday. The person diagnosed is a staff member at Heskett Middle School and will remain out of the building as a precaution for the rest of the week. Parents were alerted via phone notification and encouraged students that felt well to attend classes.

School officials do no have to alert parents of the confirmed illnesses, but most administrators have sent home letters or phone notifications so far.

Tuesday, there were six schools in Northeast Ohio with a total of 8 cases.

Cleveland Metropolitan Schools, North Ridgeville City Schools, Euclid City Schools, Avon City Schools, John Paul II Academy and Avon Lake City Schools have all reported at least one case of H1N1.

Avon Village Elementary School Principal Yolanda Little said in a letter sent home Monday, October 12th that they have a kindergartner that has been diagnosed with H1N1. Click here to read the entire letter.

North Ridgeville City School District is not releasing the age of the student but says they now have their first confirmed case too in a letter sent home Friday, October 9th. Click here to read the entire letter.

Avon lake High School also reported their first case of H1N1 on Monday, October 12th. A ninth grade student has been out of school due to the illness since Thursday, October 8th. Click here to read the message sent home parents.

Cleveland Metropolitan School District's website reported Friday, October 9th that they have another confirmed case of H1N1. There were no other details available, click here to be directed to CMSD's recent H1N1 news.

Euclid City Schools has three cases of H1N1. One elementary school teacher has been diagnosed along with one elementary school student. A middle school student has also been diagnosed.

In Garfield Heights, the Principal at John Paul II Academy tells 19 Action News on Tuesday that fifth grader has been diagnosed with a confirmed case on H1N1.

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