10 probable swine flu cases at Univ. of Del.

April 30, 2009 4:31:26 AM PDT
The University of Delaware says ten students have the flu, and early tests indicate they may have been infected with the swine flu virus.That number is up from the four that were known Wednesday morning.

The CDC is now doing further testing to determine if the University of Delaware students do in fact have swine flu. Preliminary results classified their cases as probable.

Test results are expected back as early as Thursday night.

The affected students were said to have just minor symptoms.

Students have been coming and going at the on-campus health clinic, with a few wearing protective masks. Those who are showing the most symptoms are being given Tamiflu and being told to quarantine themselves for the next 48 hours.

Shortly before 9:00 Tuesday night school officials posted a health alert on the university's website explaining that four University of Delaware students meet the probable definition for swine flu.

The website lists symptoms of the fast-spreading illness and instructs students experiencing any of the symptoms to go to student health services on campus.

RELATED LINK: University of Delaware website

The students with possible swine flu were tested at the campus health center on Monday, and preliminary results show they meet the conditions for swine flu.

The university set up a second temporary clinic Wednesday to assess and treat any other students dealing with flu-like symptoms.

The state of Delaware has set up a hotline for anyone with questions. That number is 1-866-408-1899.

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