OSU swine flu cases confirmed; more cases expected
BY Staff Reports
Monday, August 17, 2009
8/17/09 at 1:42 PM
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STILLWATER - State health officials have confirmed swine flu in three students at Oklahoma State University. More are suspected.
About 10 people at OSU have been ill with flu-like symptoms over the past two weeks with three cases sent for testing to the state Health Department. Because they tested positive, likely all the cases were swine flu, also known as H1N1, said Steve Rogers, director of university health services.
All of the people have recovered. "It's surprisingly mild and has a fairly rapid recovery," Rogers said.
In a letter to OSU students, faculty and staff, OSU President Burns Hargis confirms the cases of swine flu, noting that no students "required hospitalization" and that they were "treated and released."
However, Hargis asks everyone to take precautions to avoid speading swine flu, including sleeping adequately, washing hands and avoiding people who are sick.
"Since the arrival of H1N1 in the United States earlier this year, OSU officials have coordinated and developed plans to address its impact on students, employees and our operations," the letter states. "University Health Services is leading our efforts, which have included training for residential life employees and plans for on-going communications and training."
The Oklahoman contributed to this report. For more information, visit NewsOK.com