'Probable' case of swine flu in local school district

Updated 5:00 PM:

Saint Joseph's Jospital is now limiting visiting hours because of concern over swine flu. The new hours are 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM.

Patients will only be allowed one visitor at a time. We are told that the changes in hours are temporary.

Updated 2:55 PM:

Onondaga County health officials say they are classifying a female Fabius-Pompey student as having a "probable" case of swine flu because the student fit the criteria of someone with the virus, including recent travel to Mexico.

Officials say the student lives in Cortland County and was last in school on Friday, April 24th. The student has not needed to be hospitalized. The district has closed both of its schools for Thursday and Friday in order to disinfect them.

District officials say they plan on reopening the schools on Monday. Hotlines are being set up if you think you or a family member may have contracted the virus at one of the schools.

Onondaga County Health Department: 435-5752

Fabius-Pompey School District Hotline (only staffed from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm on Sunday, May 3rd: 683-5301.

Original Story:

The Onondaga County Health Department is investigating a probable case of swine flu in a student in the Fabius-Pompey School District. Officials will not release the student's age or grade.

In response, the district has cancelled school for all students on Thursday and Friday. All afternoon and evening activities tonight have also been cancelled.

Health officials say they won't know if the student has swine flu until they get test results back from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).