Horne suggests a school close if it has swine flu

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PHOENIX -- Arizona state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne says he's recommending that a school be closed if it has a confirmed case of swine flu.

Horne said Tuesday that closing a campus with a confirmed case could help stop the spread of the virus.

In a memo to school officials, Horne urged educators to encourage students and staff with symptoms to stay home.

He also suggested they continue to promote proper hygiene, including frequent and thorough hand washing and covering coughs and sneezes.

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