Playground closed due to flea alert at school

CLOSED OFF: The patio at the school has been cordoned off just in case.

THE infants’ playground at Almayate’s Juan Paniagua infant and primary school has been closed for two weeks and will remain that way until the summer holidays due to fear that children are being attacked by fleas and ticks, parents have reported.

The alarm went up when a family from the countryside had to take their young daughter to hospital after she was bitten by a tick, although nobody knew whether she had picked it up at school or at home.

However in the following days 15 children from the school went home with flea bites, leading the school management to contact the authorities and express their concern.

Although Environmental department technicians inspected the school and reported there were no signs of insects, the patio, which is next to a public park where dog owners often walk their pets, has been cordoned off just in case and the park fumigated.

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