Tests show that eight students at a Queens high school are likely to have contracted the human swine flu virus that has struck Mexico and a small number of other people in the United States, health officials in New York City said yesterday.
The students were among about 100 at St. Francis Preparatory School in Fresh Meadows who became sick in the last few days, said Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, New York City’s health commissioner.
“All the cases were mild, no child was hospitalized, no child was seriously ill,” Dr. Frieden said.
With over 5,000 visitors so far today to this site, I'm feeling a bit staggered by the events of the last 72 hours. Unless Mexico sinks into the sea, I'm going to take a break from blogging for the rest of this evening.