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Two N.C. State students diagnosed with H1N1 flu

Posted July 13, 2009

Two N.C. State University students have been diagnosed with the H1N1 flu, according to Mary Bengtson, medical director for the school.

The unidentified students reside off campus and are recovering at home. People who are enrolled in classes with the infected students were notified Monday and asked to monitor themselves for symptoms.

Influenza-like symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Some people have reported diarrhea or vomiting associated with this virus. Like seasonal flu, the H1N1 virus can vary in severity from mild to severe. 

Ways to help prevent the transmission of the H1N1 virus include:

  • Washing your hands frequently with soap and water or by using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Covering your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.
  • Avoiding close contact with those who are sick.
  • Staying at home if you are sick.

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  • Luv2Save Jul 14, 2009

    If you don't care, why do you then click on the link read (or not read the article)and follow up with a comment? I don't think anyone at WRAL expects you to write an essay on it. It's just 'FYI' information...

  • jsmith3 Jul 14, 2009

    Correct! Unless you are hospitalized or want to wait 2 weeks for the results from a private lab, you can NOT confirm H1N1. So what is special about 2 kids at NCSU having it. Are they in the swine husbandry department? Our MD says he had been seeing 10 cases a day in Raleigh and twice that number in his office in Clayton.

  • thewayitis Jul 14, 2009

    Really, who cares? Tons of people have swine flu, and it never makes the news. Why are these NC state students so special, LOL? As another poster said, doctors are not even testing for swine flu anymore, except at a few, select locations. In all likelihood, NC State is one of those locations.

  • sixnitepkg Jul 14, 2009

    hehehe... more scare tactics - trust me, I got it, took tamiflu and felt back to 100% midway through the 5 day "run" of tamiflu - funny, the way I got it was by working in triage at an area hospital and seeing roughly between 25 and 50 people A NIGHT with all the symptoms - doctors aren't even testing for it anymore, they are just treating it based on the symptoms - none of those cases get reported!

  • jbtilley Jul 14, 2009

    This was first reported on June 13th. Maybe the article date was miskeyed as July 13th, causing the system to bring it back to the forefront.