ARDMORE, OK -- The Carter County Health Department is confirming the death of a child due to H1N1 complications.
However there is still no confirmation whether that child was an Ardmore student, but Ardmore Schools did send out a press release today regarding the district's procedures to monitor and inhibit the spread of illness.
The release states Ardmore Schools are working with the carter County Health Department to provide FluMist to students. A vaccine will be available on Friday for middle school students with parental permission.
A spokesperson from Ardmore City Schools say Charles Evans Elementary School will have additional counselors available to discuss any student concerns.
Dr. Fred Wright, assistant superintendent for Ardmore Schools, says the additional counselors have nothing to do with H1N1 and that they are on hand as a response to a recent family crisis.
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By Kelly Twedell FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina (Reuters) - Water pollution at the Camp Lejeune military base in North Carolina has been linked to increased risk of birth defects and childhood cancers, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A study released by the CDC's Agency for Toxic Substance & Disease Registry on Thursday confirmed a long-suspected link between chemical contaminants in tap water at the Marine Corps base and serious birth defects such as spina bifida It also showed a slightly elevated risk of childhood cancers including leukemia. Dr. Vikas Kapil, a medical officer and acting deputy director of the CDC agency that produced the study, said it surveyed the parents of 12,598 children born at Lejeune between 1968 and 1985, the year most contaminated drinking water wells at Camp Lejeune were closed.