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Two N.C. State students diagnosed with H1N1 flu

Posted July 13, 2009 7:04 p.m. EDT

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.