In Michigan
9:22 am
Mon May 4, 2009

Fowlerville, other schools close on flu report

Lansing, MI – Lansing, MI (AP/WKAR) - Dozens of schools across southern Michigan were closed today in hopes of curtailing the spread of swine flu.

As of 5:30 p.m. Monday, state and local health officials reported 49 probable cases in Michigan that will be tested by the federal government.

Twelve new probable cases reported Monday include six in Kent
County, two in Wayne County one each in Ottawa, Chippewa, Clare and
Washtenaw counties.

Four probable cases have led to the closing of 24 schools in the 19,000-student Plymouth-Canton Community School District in Wayne County -- one of the state's biggest.

Two cases already have been confirmed, one each in Livingston and Ottawa counties.

Fowlerville High School was notified of one probable case on Sunday.

That student has a sibling who also attends the high school.

The sibling has not been diagnosed.

The district is awaiting word on further tests from the CDC.

Those results will determine whether Fowlerville High School will remain closed for the rest of the week.

About 900 students attend the school.