Shut schools to stop epidemics - research

18th February 2011 at 00:00

Widespread school closures would be the only "effective" way of stopping epidemics such as swine flu among children, researchers from Warwick University have found. Scientists say "selective" closures don't work and recommend the closure of at least 50 per cent of schools to stop illness spreading.

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