Pa. university has swine flu scare

April 29, 2009 9:19:00 PM PDT
A state-owned university in western Pennsylvania expects a decision Thursday on how 22 students who recently returned from Mexico will mark their graduation. The Slippery Rock University students were in Mexico City for their five-week student-teaching experience. The university says it's gotten hundreds of calls from people concerned their participation in Saturday's commencement ceremony could spread the swine flu virus.

It's unknown whether any of the students who returned from Mexico on Tuesday were exposed to the virus and Slippery Rock says all report good health. But Saturday's commencement falls in the middle of an incubation period in which the students have been advised to limit their contact with others.


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