Many Mexico Schools Reopen

By Jess Kilby,  Newser User
Posted May 11, 2009 8:38 PM CDT
A boy wears a mask as a precaution against swine flu as he attends his first day of school since the outbreak of swine flu in Mexico City, Monday, May 11, 2009.   (AP Photo/Miguel Tovar)
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(Newser) – Millions of Mexican students are back at school this week as six of 31 states resume classes, the BBC reports. Parents and teachers spent days scrubbing down the schools with disinfectant, and many students are still wearing surgical masks as they return from their unexpected two-week break. Schools in 6 more states will stay shuttered for another week as officials investigate new flu cases there.