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Originally posted by Donkey_Dean
1.Arkansas Schools have be ordered not to close unless a confirmed case is found in the school. No closures for probable cases.
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4 confirmed cases of swine flu at Ark. army base
Fri, May. 8, 2009
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Arkansas' first confirmed swine flu cases came from out-of-state airmen training at a military base in central Arkansas, officials said Friday. A school child in northeast Arkansas has also tested positive for the disease.
Officials said 11 airmen training at Camp Robinson in North Little Rock suffered flu-like symptoms. Four tested positive for the virus, four tested negative and three test results are pending.
The four confirmed cases involve two airmen from New Jersey and two from Nevada. Officials described their symptoms as mild, and said all 11 sick airmen have been isolated.
Friday's announcement was the first confirmation in Arkansas of the disease.
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Local Residents React to H1N1 Flu Cases in Arkansas
9:00 PM CDT, May 8, 2009
With the closest confirmed case of the H1N1 Flu coming out of Central Arkansas, just how concerned are people in Northwest Arkansas?
Most people 5NEWS talked to said they weren't even aware that the virus surfaced in Arkansas. "I'm not sure how worried I am. Was it discovered in Arkansas before? This is the first time? Yeah I'm worried," says Michael Heffernan on learning about the confirmed cases.