8 at Army Ammo plant report swine flu
BY Associated Press
Friday, July 24, 2009
7/24/09 at 4:54 AM
McALESTER — Eight soldiers at the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant have tested positive for the swine flu in what health officials say is the largest single outbreak of the virus in the state.
The base's medical director, Dr. Norman McAlester, said Wednesday that most of the soldiers have recovered. He said all the soldiers who were ill wore face masks and were isolated from the rest of the soldiers, who were taking part in a national training exercise at the base.
Base spokesman Mark Hughes said the soldiers were from Texas and Puerto Rico, but he would not say which military units they were with.
These are the first confirmed cases of swine flu in Pittsburg County.