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Jason Milford
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30 Aug 2017
9:10 am

Pretoria child diagnosed with bird flu

Jason Milford

The school's principal advised parents to visit a doctor without delay should a child fall ill.

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Bird flu has reared its head at a school in Centurion.

Laerskool Hennopspark principal Jannie Raath confirmed that a warning to this effect had been sent to parents last week, Rekord East reported.

“A learner of this school was on Thursday diagnosed with bird flu,” he wrote in a circular to parents.

“One of her parents brought this to my attention, and I felt the responsible thing to do would be to bring this to the attention of all parents. Without panicking – there is no outbreak – it is vital to be aware of the matter.”

Raath advised parents to visit a doctor without delay should a child fall ill.

The department of health did not respond to enquiries at the time of publishing.

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