Sunday, April 26, 2009

St Francis Prep Flu Cases Appear Mild

Students from St Francis Prep in Queens, NY who were recently in Mexico and have fallen ill with flu like symptoms appear to have only minor discomfort. NyPo with the details:

Yesterday, city health officials confirmed that eight students "have probable human swine influenza" after testing positive for Influenza A, which officials say causes the swine strain of disease...

On Friday, officials tested nine kids at the 2,700-student school after some complained of nausea, dizziness, headache and other symptoms resembling
swine flu, which has already killed at least 81 people in Mexico and sickened
more than 1,300.

"In every single case, illness was mild," [New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas]Frieden said of the St. Francis cases, adding that no one was hospitalized.

"Many of the children are feeling better."

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