Sick Kids in Queens Prompts concern over Potentially Deadly Virus

Students have flu like symptoms.

By LI JING
|  Friday, Apr 24, 2009  |  Updated 11:45 PM EDT
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Sick Kids in Queens Prompts concern over Potentially Deadly Virus

The school will be sanitized over the weekend.

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New York City health officials are concerned about dozens of sick students at the private St. Francis Preparatory School in Queens Friday.

They're testing about 75 teenagers who have fallen ill to make sure they're not suffering from the swine flu - a disease that has killed dozens of people in Mexico.

The city health department sent a team of doctors to attend to the ill students who attend St. Francis preparatory school. None of those sick has been hospitalized.

Officials hope to find a known human form of the flu.

Results are expected to take a few days.

As a precaution, the Queens high school will be sanitized this weekend.

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