T.B. McPherson Case Not Swine Flu, City Says
The City of Gainesville T.B. McPherson Center, 1717 S.E. 15th St., is closed after a child attending summer camp at the center was confirmed over the weekend to have swine flu, according to a City of Gainesville press release.
The building and day camp will also be closed Tuesday while City of Gainesville staff continue to contact the parents of day camp participants and determine whether there are any new confirmed cases of swine flu or new reports of swine flu symptoms. The center is expected to reopen on Wednesday.
Parents of camp participants should direct questions to the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs administrative office at 334-5067.
A City of Gainesville spokesperson tells TV20 that new test results confirm that the sick child did not have swine flu, and was suffering from a milder illness. The McPherson Center will open for regular hours on Tuesday. Parents are still cautioned to monitor their children for flu-like symptoms and see a doctor if any are present.
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