Tuesday, November 03, 2009

LOCAL CHILD DIES FROM SWINE FLU

A school-aged child from Genessee County has died from a CONFIRMED CASE of swine flu (H1N1).

STORY

CoffeeReady said...

I will tell you they are NOT telling parents nor are they being TRUTHFUL. I have a few out sick one very sick with a secondary infection. I called last week and was told less than 10% out. Well fast forward to this week and run into a staff member of Longridge and person reports there were no less that 100 per day out last week. After picking up missed work for my kids schools and chatiing with the nurse, the rates are on an average 5 per class out. 20 per day being sent home. The median class size is 20 that is 25%out. So I called again to be told the same info aa last week, less that 10%, that was per District office. HMM fuzzy math again? I don;t think so.   11/03/2009 2:42 PM

SCATS ~~ With the number of local cases growing rapidly in recent days, I wonder what the rate of absenteeism among both students and staff is in Greece Central? How often does the BOE get updated on flu related information? Or are they hoping no one asks?

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CoffeeReady said...

I will tell you they are NOT telling parents nor are they being TRUTHFUL. I have a few out sick one very sick with a secondary infection. I called last week and was told less than 10% out. Well fast forward to this week and run into a staff member of Longridge and person reports there were no less that 100 per day out last week. After picking up missed work for my kids schools and chatiing with the nurse, the rates are on an average 5 per class out. 20 per day being sent home. The median class size is 20 that is 25%out. So I called again to be told the same info aa last week, less that 10%, that was per District office. HMM fuzzy math again? I don;t think so.

SCATS said...

To Coffee ~~ I suspected as much last week when I heard that most districts in the area had 15% absentee rates BUT that Greece & RH were "reporting normal numbers." This past weekend the rate of illness had an adverse impact on the Section V cheerleading competitions & Webster decided to NOT compete due to so many ill kids.

SCATS said...

BLOG Administration rejected publishing one comment that attempted (but failed) to bash me on my handling of the news. With NO INFO BEING RELEASED regarding the victim, no comment can be made.

Anonymous said...

From the online version of "The Batavian" --


Posted by Howard Owens on November 3, 2009 - 11:52am
Tagged in corfu h1n1 pembroke Swine Flu
A boy whose death Oct. 22 shocked the communities of Pembroke and Corfu is a confirmed case of H1N1, according to Randy Garney, interim director of the County Health Department.

In a news release this morning, the health department said it would not identify the boy, but when we spoke to Garney, he said the death was the same one as a boy who died in Erie County.

That boy has been previously identified as Jared Peters, child of Timothy and Linda Peters.

Meanwhile, the county has begun receiving supplies of the H1N1 vaccine and is scheduling clinics as doses become available.

The priority group for vaccination include pregnant women, caregivers for infants 6-months and younger, health care and emergency medical personnel, people from 6-months to 24-years of age, and people over 25 with health conditions associated with a higher risk of complications from the flu.

UPDATE 1:15 p.m.: Randy Garney asks that we clarify that he did not explicity provide the name Jared Peters.

SCATS said...

To 4:10PM ~~ Thank you for the info. To anyone interested, the link for that article is:
http://www.thebatavian.com/