Ohio School With Swine Flu Case Reopens

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Elyria, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio school with a student who had swine flu has reopened for the first time in a week and a half with dozens of students absent.

Ely Elementary in Elyria had planned to stay closed for a second full week but changed plans and reopened Wednesday based on revised federal guidelines.

School officials say 70 of Ely's 520 students were absent, nearly three times more than normal.

The district thinks some families may have been unaware of the decision to resume classes.

Students got a hand-washing demonstration from the school nurse.

A 9-year-old third-grader who was ohio's first confirmed swine flu case returned to school with his classmates.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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