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VCU warns of flu outbreak

From NBC12 News

RICHMOND, VA (NBC12) - VCU officials report that four students have tested positive for Influenza A, a illness linked to the swine flu virus.

The students have mild symptoms according to the school's health center.

All have been isolated to prevent the virus from spreading.

The school issued an alert to the university community so resident could take precautions to avoid catching the flu.

The state health department is no longer recommending routine testing specifically for the swine flu.

However, health department officials have advised that most Influenza A cases right now are caused by the H1N1 virus, and that it should be treated the same as any other case of the flu.

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