40 percent of the student body of Mount Elizabeth High School have been home sick with the flu, and with such a large amount of the population stricken, the Superintendent of Schools for Kitimat has announced that the school will be closed for one week to keep watch on the progress of the illness.
The outbreak of the H1N1 virus in Kitimat, highlights the nature of the flu to spread quickly and would seem to be the first high school in B. C. to close for an extended period of time in this current wave of flu reports.
The School will not reopen until Wednesday, November 5th.
Northern Sentinel-- Kitimat high school closed over health concerns
CBC News-- Swine flu closes B.C. high school