Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Flu Closes School in Lafayette, Louisiana, New Orleans May Have Flu Case

Updated 6:00 PM: The Times Picayune reports that a doctor from Tulane University's uptown clinic thinks a New Orleans boy may have Swine Flu. It's only the doctor's hunch and a culture has been sent to the state lab for testing. See links at end of post after map graphic.

Just in from WWL-TV alerts, a school in Lafayette, La., has closed since five students tested positive for flu, a strain-A influenza. This strain has not been confirmed as Swine Flu.

"Governor) Jindal said that one of the five students had recently been in Mexico during a cruise trip," per WWL. says that the school with the flu cases is a private school. The school has been identified by WWL TV as Cathedral-Carmel, a Catholic school.

Lafayette is two hours and 15 minutes from New Orleans, 137 miles.

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