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BREAKING: Swine flu case confirmed at ND

Sam Davis | Tuesday, April 28, 2009

University officials confirmed shortly after 3 p.m. Tuesday that a Notre Dame student contracted the swine flu.

The case was confirmed Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The student has fully recovered and is in good health after suffering flu symptoms and becoming ill last week, according to a University press release.

A media event is scheduled for 4 p.m. Tuesday.

According to the release: “The student sought treatment April 22 at the University’s student health center in Saint Liam Hall. As a part of the center’s standard protocol, a culture sample was taken from the student and sent to the Indiana State Department of Health in Indianapolis for analysis.

“The University was informed on April 24 that the sample was atypical for Influenza A, which could indicate that it was swine flu. The culture was then sent to the CDC in Atlanta for confirmation.”

The release said the University and CDC were in constant contact until the confirmation today.

The release also stated: “Students who experience flu symptoms such as sudden onset of fever above 100 degrees, cough or sore throat should come to University Health Services for evaluation. Faculty and staff should consult their personal physicians.”