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BIE school first in New Mexico to close for flu


Officials at a Bureau of Indian Education school on the Navajo Nation decided to shut down after a third of the student body came down with flu symptoms.

The Dzilth-Na-O-Dith-Hle Community Grant School is the first school in New Mexico to close over concerns about the flu and the H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine flu. The facility will be cleaned thoroughly before students return.

"This decision was not made lightly," acting principal Kathy Coleman told The Farmington Daily Times. "This week we saw a high increase in the number of children who were absent or coming to school and feeling ill. As those numbers increased each day we decided to discuss school closure."

Some of the students went to the Indian Health Service but weren't individually tested for the H1N1 virus.

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Dzilth-Na-O-Dith-Hle school closes because of flu outbreak (The Farmington Daily Times 9/25)

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