An outbreak of the suspected H1N1 virus hit four more Harford County public schools late last week.
North Bend ES, Aberdeen High, Forest Lakes ES and Youth’s Benefit ES brought the total number of schools with identified outbreaks of “influenza-like illness” to twelve out of 53 public schools countywide.
At the remaining schools with identified outbreaks, absence rates were down from their peaks as of October 20, 2009.
Teri Kranefeld, Manager of Communications for HCPS said health officials may soon remove several schools, including Aberdeen MS, Halls Cross Roads ES, and Fallston HS from the list of schools with outbreaks, although absence rates are not the only factor considered.
Here’s the latest information on the affected schools provided by HCPS. The “Date of Letter” is the date parents were notified of an outbreak.