Swine flu: Students return to Phoenix, Chander schools

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3 schools set to reopen after swine flu cases - Three local schools are getting ready to reopen this week after a few kids tested positive for the H1N1 virus, otherwise known as swine flu.

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PHOENIX -- Maricopa County health officials have stopped ordering the closure of schools where students or teachers test positive for swine flu. That's because they say the .

Maricopa County public health director Dr. Bob England closed three Phoenix-area elementary schools on Wednesday and Thursday because a student at each had tested positive for the swine flu.

Those schools originally were to remain closed through the end of the week, but Moom Mountain, Tarwater and Hartford elementary schools should be back open tomorrow.

10 Nogales schools close because of swine flu NOGALES -- Ten public schools in the southeastern border city of Nogales are closing for a week as a precaution after a student tested positive for swine flu.

Shawn McCollough, superintendent of the Nogales Unified School District, said the student who got swine flu is now recovered. The student attends Bracker Elementary School.

McCollough says county health officials recommended the district close that school and a neighboring school for a week, but the district decided to close all of its schools as an extra precaution.

Students will return to class May 11.

The Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta says 18 people are infected with swine flu in the state.

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