The closing Monday of Rye's School of Leadership was just a precaution, but it looks like the main Rye High School or Middle School is the source of Rye and Westchester's first reported case of swine flu (H1N1). The CDC and health officials are confirming it is indeed swine flu. The case is mild, the child is at home and has not been hospitalized and the name of the child has not been released. All schools remain open.
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LoHud carried this story, including a report that a second Rye child is being tested:
"A Rye child is Westchester County’s first probable case of H1N1 swine flu, health officials announced this afternoon.
The child was among three people in the county suspected to have the new virus. County health officials are awaiting confirmation of the case from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta…
The child developed fever, cough, runny nose and sore throat on April 25. The child did not require hospitalization and is now recovering at home.
The child has not been in school since April 24, which was before the child became sick. There has been no increase in absenteeism in the school the child attends. Based on the latest information available, the Westchester County Department of Health has not recommended closing the school the child attends.
Of the two other Westchester samples sent to state health department laboratories, one from an 85-year-old woman is negative and another from a second Rye child is pending.""