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.