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Volume 14, Number 7—July 2008

Research

Household Responses to School Closure Resulting from Outbreak of Influenza B, North Carolina

April J. Johnson*Comments to Author , Zack S. Moore*†, Paul J. Edelson*, Lynda Kinnane‡, Megan Davies*†, David K. Shay*, Amanda Balish*, Meg McCarron*, Lenee Blanton*, Lyn Finelli*, Francisco Averhoff*, Joseph Bresee*, Jeffrey Engel†, and Anthony Fiore*
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; †North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA; ‡Toe River Health District, Burnsville, North Carolina, USA;

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Table 2

Prevalence of child illness reported by parents by school type, Yancey County, North Carolina, 2006

School type No. (%) surveyed of all public schoolchildren No. (%) ill of those surveyed
Elementary 136 (12) 68 (50)
Middle 86 (14) 22 (26)
High 128 (16) 36 (28)

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