CDC: Colorado Swine Flu cases up to 25

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

Denver (AP) - The Colorado Health Department says six more Coloradans have tested positive for Swine Flu, but all are recovering.

As of Thursday, the state had 25 confirmed cases, including nine school-age children. Two of those cases are in neighboring Garfield County.

One of the sufferers is a Glenwood Springs High School student. The other is a Colorado Mountain College student. The college student was not showing symptoms while class was in session. School for CMC is now out for the summer.

Two suburban Denver schools that closed after students tested positive for Swine Flu reopened Thursday.

Excel Academy Charter in Arvada was closed Monday through Wednesday and Park Lane Elementary in Aurora was closed Wednesday.

The Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released revised guidelines on Tuesday advising schools with reported cases of Swine Flu to remain open.

Excel earlier said it would remain closed until Friday.

Principal Holly Hensey says the decision to reopen was based on the new CDC guidelines.

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