Friday, May 1, 2009
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Gwinnett Daily Post
NORCROSS - Greater Atlanta Christian School was recently notified there have been no cases of swine flu reported in Ensenada, Mexico, where a group of students visited in early April for a mission trip, a school spokeswoman said.
The private Christian school takes students to Mexico twice a year for mission trips, spokeswoman Jill Morris said. The trips take place during spring break and at Thanksgiving.
The director of City of Children, a home for children on the Baja peninsula, told the school the chief of medicine at the city's largest hospital said there are "zero cases of the virus in that area," Morris said.
There have been 99 confirmed and 2,955 suspected cases of swine flu in Mexico. Nearly 170 people have died, 12 confirmed of having swine flu and the rest suspected.
Morris said the school will wait until August before it decides if it will take its mission trip to Cozumel in November.
The school has previously canceled mission trips because of safety issues, Morris said.
"If that (a concern about safety) was to happen, we would cancel that trip," she said.