As schools continue to shut down in New York and elsewhere because of swine flu, health officials are asking a question for which there is little guidance, even in pandemic plans, reports the New York Times: What is the best way to stop an epidemic that spreads mostly in schools rather than in nursing homes? Many school officials have shut their doors and had custodians disinfect the empty buildings. But that leaves parents confused and frustrated. Those whose schools remain open might fear that their children are in danger, and those with healthy children whose schools close might feel that


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