Officials in New York continue to investigate the potential outbreak of a new strain of swine flu, which is being denoted as H1N1.
St. Francis Preparatory School, in Queens, was New York’s major site of concern as 75 students simultaneously became sick on Thursday, with even more falling ill on Friday.
City health officials are taking precaution to determine if the students have contracted the swine flu.
To date, this particular strain of H1N1 was claimed 68 lives in Mexico, where it is suspected to have taken origin. Over 1,000 Mexican individuals may have contracted the flu and many more may have been exposed.
The country is in virtual lockdown this weekend, as health services mobilize to take steps to examine those who have contracted the flu and take preventative measures to minimize spread.
The same steps were taken for St. Francis school, who had a Friday evening event canceled and ill students are being interviewed by city health officials. Doctors are waiting for test results and hope from listed symptoms, and genetic analysis, that what they are dealing with is a late season variety of influenza b.