Skip to comments.2,000 Washington State Students Report Signs of Swine Flu
Posted on 09/07/2009 12:07:31 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
SEATTLE At least 2,000 students at Washington State University have reported symptoms of the H1N1 flu virus, university and local health officials said, in what appeared to be one of the largest outbreaks of the virus on a college campus.
Its real, Sally Redman, a registered nurse who works in student health services at Washington State, said Saturday. Weve had a constant stream of people.
So far, the cases at the university have been relatively mild, although at least two people in the area who are not students were hospitalized. The university, based in Pullman, in eastern Washington near the Idaho border, has about 19,000 students at its main campus.
Ms. Redman said the outbreak appeared about Aug. 21, during fraternity and sorority rush but before classes started. After that, she said, it was rampant.
As many as 200 students a day have visited or called student health services, reporting sore throats, fevers as high as 104 degrees, muscle aches and coughs.
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
I wonder how many have some other kind of flu.
brown bottle flu?
Come on, the first two weeks in a new environment with less sleep than normal will drag on anyone’s health. Are they all THIS scared that fresh cold is more than a cold??? Or, are they being told to go to the nurse at the first sniffle?
And the “national emergency” begins.
Don't forget all the partying too.
I blame beer bongs and keg stands.
WSU milking medicaid or whatever taxpayer funded program pays for these visits.....nonetheless, read/parse the article very carefully, then read the WSU blog just as carefully and thoughtfully:
the minuscule number of visits to providers (per the WSU blog).....
before this week is out, most schools will be following suit.....gotta LOVE those poor sucker taxpayers, though :)
OMG...a cluster of students in close proximity have contracted the flu. Quick, call the New York Times. We need more funding, we need to crash produce more vaccine, then end is near, someone give me a paper bag to breath in!
I wonder how many of them thought they were going to have to listen to Obama’s speech to ‘school chidren’?! /s
Hey, I’d report I had malaria if I thought it would have got me out of some exams or provided some extra Cash from Uncle Sam.
The money quote for a clinician ... “So far, the cases at the university have been relatively mild”
BECAUSE swine flu *IS* right now a mild flu.
read the CDC guidance to clinicians. Get the real facts.
2000 sick and no deaths.....This is probably the best immunization these kids can get.
‘signs’...well If i have diarrhea, that’s a sign, even though it may be from eating something that doesn’t agree with me, and not the flu.....Man they are really trying hard to push America into a panic....I’m glad Americans are smarter than Rham ,. we already know he wants another ‘crisis’ to take advantage of us again.
It is the “brown acid”..
Infectious disease expert on FOX, now reporting this flu is LOSING it’s virulancy. And the shot is not safe to take...linked to autism!! Expert says he would NOT give this shot to his own children.
Yep. Some state colleges have between 40,000 to 50,000 kids on a single campus.
The origins of the flu was deadly in Mexico City but eventually it just seemed to tapered off?
Yes, I wonder how they diagnose this as Swine Flu vs. other flu.
If it did spread this fast I would look really closely at the food service in the dorms. Someone may be sneezing on the salad, so to speak.
What exactly are signs of the Swine Flu? Everything I’ve seen said the signs are no different than any other flu... just a different virus strain.
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