Swine flu today prompted Fort Worth, Texas, to temporarily close all of its public schools until May 11 at the earliest, after swine flu was confirmed in one student and three other students have "probable" swine flu, according to Fort Worth's school district.
Other school closings could happen, and health officials have repeatedly recommended that parents plan ahead for what they would do if their child's school temporarily closed due to swine flu.
Different communities will likely take different actions to respond to swine flu, and "that's a good thing," Besser said today.
For instance, Besser noted reports that Texas has had broader school closures than other states. "We'll look to see what was the impact of that... was that an effective strategy," said Besser, who referred to the swine flu virus as the "H1N1 virus."
Reporter Salynn Boyles contributed to this report.