Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials have ordered that student athletes at a suburban Atlanta private school closed because of swine flu not participate in upcoming tournaments.
Tim Dowdy, head of Eagle's Landing Christian Academy, tells WXIA-TV that the track and baseball teams will miss regional and state playoffs scheduled for this week. He said the decision is understandable but "heart-breaking for our students."
Health officials confirmed Monday that a 14-year-old student at the academy has swine flu.
It's the second confirmed case of swine flu in Georgia. A 30-year-old Kentucky woman was hospitalized in LaGrange while attending a wedding, though she is counted as a Kentucky case by the CDC.