Planning helped but it was improvisation using cell phones and sticky notes that enabled school nurse Mary Pappas to cope when the U.S. swine flu epidemic started in her tiny office in April. St. Francis Preparatory High School was an early epicenter of what has become the first pandemic of the 21st century, the new H1N1 influenza virus, and the New York City Health Department documented at least 69 cases at the private academy.

But on that first morning in April, Pappas knew there were many more, Reuters reports.

"I had many, many, many children come in my office ......

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