Doctor with potential swine flu saw 22 kids

Doc with potential swine flu saw 22 kids
April 30, 2009 5:33:44 PM PDT
A Washington state pediatrician who thought she was battling allergies saw 22 patients and their parents before testing positive for what is believed to be swine flu. Dr. Yuan-Po Tu, medical director of The Everett Clinic, said Thursday the pediatrician tested positive for the flu, but the exact kind couldn't be determined and it was presumed to be swine flu.

A sample has been sent to federal officials, and the clinic is contacting any patients potentially exposed.

The doctor came to work Monday at the clinic's Mill Creek branch with symptoms she thought were due to seasonal allergies. Later, she fell ill and went to an emergency room.

Tu says the doctor's husband and two children also have come down with a flu-like illness but are doing well on antiviral treatment.

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