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H1N1 Virus Strikes North Carolina Central University Campers

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In what appears to becoming more prevalent it has been reported that a teenager attending a camp on NCCU campuses has acquired the H1N1 Virus. This news comes perilously close to when students will be arriving in mass for this year’s fall semester. The report based out of Wilson, North Carolina (N.C.) states that at least one high school aged student attending the camp at North Carolina Central University was diagnosed with the H1N1 virus, also called the swine flu, this week.

The school’s officials said several other students in the Renaissance Upward Bound Camp had suspected cases of swine flu. The campers are all from Edgecombe and Durham counties. By Thursday, all campers had returned home, and the remainder of the camp was canceled. North Carolina Central University is continuing to monitor the problem and keep the campus community and visiting groups informed and updated.

The Swine Flu has become so widespread that health officials in North Carolina and around the world announced Friday they will no longer be tracking the number of cases. As of mid-July, there had been 395 confirmed cases of H1N1 in 64 counties and four deaths with about 12%t of the cases requiring hospitalization.

Health officials advise that the best ways to help lower risk to the flu is to practice basic prevention tips, including frequent hand washing, avoiding others exhibiting symptoms and staying at home, if sick.

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