Swine flu confirmed in New Rochelle

Parents in New Rochelle were notified Friday about the city?s first confirmed case of swine flu after a student at George M. David Elementary School tested positive.

Parents got phone calls and letters were sent home with their children. The latest case brings the total number of confirmed cases in Westchester to 13. All of the cases except two are in children.

Given the mild nature of the cases in the rest of the county, New Rochelle parents say they?re not too worried. Daisy Cama, a parent and nurse for the New Rochelle school district, says she has full confidence in the medical system if either of her kids were to become sick.

Cama?s children, however, say they?re still afraid to get the virus.

The parents tell News 12 Westchester they were told all of the district?s school buildings will be disinfected over the weekend and will remain open on Monday. The Westchester County Health Department says only kids who are sick should stay home.

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