Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Swine flu has arrived at Ohio State University.

OSU Med Center worker has probable swine flu

Elizabeth Ramos and Megan Savage

Issue date: 4/30/09 Section: Campus

Swine flu has arrived at Ohio State.

An employee at the OSU Medical Center was diagnosed with probable swine flu yesterday, according to a statement from the OSU Medical Center. Officials are awaiting confirmation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The patient contracted the virus outside of the workplace.

The administrator on duty at the hospital confirmed that the patient had been treated at OSU Medical Center and that the patient was discharged Wednesday evening. He said students should not be alarmed, and if they have concerns they should go to the Wilce Student Health Center.

The medical center has taken steps to notify and treat anyone who came in contact with the patient, according to the statement.

This case is one of a string of possible swine flu diagnoses in Ohio.

A Columbus woman tested positive for the swine flu virus, a Columbus health official said Wednesday.

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