Agudah informs about flu


WASHINGTON (JTA) — Agudath Israel sent information on the swine flu to its more than 600 educational institutions.

The Tuesday memorandum to the yeshivot, bais yaakovs and day schools Agudah services included a question-and-answer sheet prepared by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. It also included a sample letter to parents, prepared by the New York State Education Department, that schools can easily modify for their own use.

The memo also notified schools how they can remain up to date with the latest information on the spread of the disease.

More than have 150 people have been killed in Mexico by the latest outbreak of swine flu. Cases have been reported in 11 U.S. states, notably among New York students, as well as countries throughout the world, including Israel.

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