A health alert has been issued at Columbus State University warning that a student has tested positive for the H1N1 (swine flu) virus.
“This is not surprising, as public health officials have long predicted more flu cases would be reported as students of all ages returned to school,” the alert, sent out by Rebecca Tew, director of Student Health Service, read. “We are forbidden from giving out any specific information about the student in question, but I can tell you that the diagnosis was made before the student ever attended a class on campus, and the outlook for this student's recovery is very positive.”
State and local health officials are keeping an eye on potential flu cases at CSU and all other state colleges and universities, the alert said. It also said the Centers for Disease control in Atlanta has not recommended canceling classes.
Stay with ledger-enquirer.com for more information.