Edison High Student Fresno County's Second Probable H1N1 Flu Case

June 9, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
An Edison Student has been removed from school and is waiting for state test results. This comes on the same day that the state lab confirmed the first case of the H1N1 Virus from a Roosevelt High School Student. School janitors are inside spraying desks and entire classrooms with cleaning solution.

We were not able to get the identity of the student with the probable case of the H1N1 Virus ... but Action News has learned it is not a senior and will not affect Tuesday night's graduation.

Edison High School is being thoroughly scrubbed and sanitized before students return to campus Wednesday morning. Until recently a student with a probable case of the H1N1 Virus was in the classroom.

Edison Student Markus Bradford said, "It worries me yeah because I don't know how it gets passed and I do shake a lot of people's hands."

Dr. Ken Bird with the Fresno Health Department says the student was brought to their attention late Tuesday morning.

Dr. Ken Bird said, "This student was ill and I'm not sure if they went to an emergency room or private provider the student was not hospitalized was sent home with the appropriate treatment."

The Edison student is not at school and will not return this week. Diane Tourna with Fresno Unified says there is no reason for other students not to finish out the last days of exams unless they are sick.

Diane Torna said, "We know the H1N1 is out there but not everyone is tested for it."

"Very similar to our seasonal flu," said Dr. Bird.

Just this past weekend janitors at Roosevelt High School spent several days cleaning and sanitizing the campus. On Tuesday, health officials confirmed the county's first case of the H1N1 Virus in a Roosevelt student. Parents are wondering if there could be others.

Timmey Reece said, "A lot of students that go to school there and the swine flu is traveling pretty good now it's not only here it's everywhere."

"I expect yes there may be more of these cases," said Dr. Bird.

Health officials say the Edison student has a sore throat and a cough and will not be allowed back at school until that clears up.

Janitors will work overtime to finish cleaning because there will be students in classes Wednesday morning.

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