A Columbus State University students has tested positive for the H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine flu.
The university sent out a health alert to students, faculty and staff at the college on Aug. 20, stating that the Georgia Public Health Laboratory had notified the college. The diagnosis was made before the student ever attended a class on campus and the student is expected to recover, according to the alert.
State and local public health officials are monitoring the situation at CSU, as well as at other Georgia universities that have been dealing with multiple confirmed cases of H1N1 influenza.
The Centers for Disease Control is not recommending that institutions cancel or dismiss classes or other large gatherings at this time.