Monday, August 17, 2009

Quebec Schools Brace For Second Wave Of Swine Flu

Montreal resident Amanda Mussgnug gets checked by triage nurse Sally Yip at the emergency ward of the St Mary's hospital in Montreal. Photograph by: Phil Carpenter, Gazette

From The Montreal Gazette:

Lester B. Pearson awaits directives, but Quebec says it won't issue any.

MONTREAL – Quebec schools are bracing for a second wave of swine flu as the onset of flu season - the cold and dry months when the incidence of influenza rises tenfold - coincides with back-to-school time.

But at least one Montreal area school board is not planning to follow the example of two Quebec City boards that have announced pregnant teachers will be kept at home because of the flu threat.

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Update: Are pregnant teachers at greater risk for H1N1? Quebec school boards think so -- Canadian Press

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