Swine Flu At Wake Forest University

Officials at a North Carolina university say more than 80 students are thought to have swine flu.

The Winston-Salem Journal reported Tuesday that Wake Forest University plans to continue with classes as usual, though students who aren't feeling well have been told to stay home.

University spokesman Kevin Cox says two cases of swine flu were confirmed Friday and dozens of other ill students also are thought to have the H1N1 strain. Cox says most of the cases have been relatively mild and the students are being treated at the university's health service.

Doctors say most cases run their course naturally. Medical care is recommended if body temperature reaches 103 or higher, if there is vomiting, a rash or a change in behavior.


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  • by Tom R. Location: Italy on Feb 11, 2010 at 12:30 PM
    I can't believe that such a high number of Wake Forest University students thought to have swine flu! Well this flu is really become very dangerous for our health. Personally I think that if people have some swine or stomach flu symptoms , they should immediately go to their doctors. Because more and more people are dying from this terrible disease... Sadly but it's true. So we should follow all doctor's advices on how to act during this dangerous period. Speaking about myself, almost all time I spend at home and do not go in the public places. I think others should do the same. Thanks a lot for the interesting entry by the way.
  • by Kelly Location: LaGrange on Sep 1, 2009 at 01:44 PM
    80? Scarey!
  • by Concerned Location: Rocky Mount on Sep 1, 2009 at 06:54 AM
    Wake Forrest has Swine Flu, what about the other schools in North Carolina that have confirmed cases that no one is speaking about. Red Oak Middle school has 7 confirmed cases and no one has bothered to notify the parents. I am sure there are many more cases that no one is speaking about. I mean really people if you have a fever stay home. Thank You WITN for posting something about the spread of Swine Flu and making the public aware.
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