Schools keeping watchful eye on swine flu
School has been in session for two weeks now and already there are a significant amount of students who have flu-like symptoms.
This has both school districts worried.
Our Noraida Negron has more on how the districts are preparing for the H1N1 virus.
United ISD has already sent almost one hundred students home.
Laredo ISD has excluded more than forty students.
According to both school districts they are making sure these students are at home and not spreading any more germs.
In the meantime UISD is disinfecting classrooms and even the school buses.
LISD met today with different departments.
They have a plan to fight the flu...and it includes an electronic tracking system to make sure who is sick and who's not.
Patricia Keck, Lisd Head Nurse, "It allows a nurse to input a child's info to the system. That immediately alerts me and the health department."
The electronic database actually lets the head nurse get more information about the student's symptoms.
Also they are keeping numbers of which school is more contagious and how many students have flu-like symptoms.
Right now LISD says they are not promoting hand sanitizers for the students because if used incorrectly they can be dangerous.
They are promoting soap and water to wash your hands.
Right now they are preparing for the swine flu vaccine to get here by October.