This was a surprise early in the season with the number of cases being almost 25% of the university and many just stayed at home and some of those were possibly not reported. As we all know the flu season usually starts when the weather changes, but except for the last week here in southern California, it has been a mild, cooler summer than normal. There’s a lot students not in class this week. BD
SAN FRANCISCO, California (AFP) – Some 2,000 students at Washington State University have reported symptoms of swine flu, university officials said, in one of the largest reported outbreaks of the virus on a US college campus.
The west-coast school last week instituted a blog to help provide information to students about the sudden and dramatic spread of the A(H1N1) virus on campus just days into the new school term.
"We estimate that we have been in contact with about 2,000 students with influenza-like illness in the first 10 days of our fall semester," the latest online posting said.
"At this time of year, we would typically only see a handful of patients with influenza-like illness. Health care providers in the local community have also seen WSU students with influenza-like illness, but we have no way of knowing how man