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2 more Ramapo College students may have swine flu

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Two more students at Ramapo College possibly have the swine flu, officials said Thursday.

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Tom McCann

Newton, NJ

#1 Sep 25, 2009
2 more Ramapo College students may have swine flu
Thursday, September 24, 2009
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MAHWAH Two more students at Ramapo College possibly have the swine flu, officials said Thursday.

A total of four students have tested positive for the influenza A strain, and have symptoms associated with the HIN1 virus, said Anna Farneski, a Ramapo spokeswoman.

All four students, who were dormitory residents, were told to stay home until they recovered and were fever-free for 24 hours. One of the first two students sickened who tested positive on Monday for influenza A, and whose roommate also became ill has returned to school, Farneski said.

Since last spring, the state health department has logged more than 514 cases of H1N1 and 17 deaths from the virus including one in Bergen County.

As of Sept. 9, New Jersey has been combing H1N1 influenza and seasonal flu cases in weekly reports of flu activity. According to this system, Bergen, Hudson and Essex counties are reporting flu activity, while Passaic and Morris counties have no flu activity.

Bob Groves

MAHWAH Two more students at Ramapo College possibly have the swine flu, officials said Thursday.

A total of four students have tested positive for the influenza A strain, and have symptoms associated with the HIN1 virus, said Anna Farneski, a Ramapo spokeswoman.

All four students, who were dormitory residents, were told to stay home until they recovered and were fever-free for 24 hours. One of the first two students sickened who tested positive on Monday for influenza A, and whose roommate also became ill has returned to school, Farneski said.

Since last spring, the state health department has logged more than 514 cases of H1N1 and 17 deaths from the virus including one in Bergen County.

As of Sept. 9, New Jersey has been combing H1N1 influenza and seasonal flu cases in weekly reports of flu activity. According to this system, Bergen, Hudson and Essex counties are reporting flu activity, while Passaic and Morris counties have no flu activity.
Doc Savage

Newton, NJ

#2 Sep 25, 2009
The first swine flu vaccine should be in some doctors' offices as early as Oct. 5, U.S. health officials said Friday.

These early batches of vaccine will protect 6 million to 7 million people. Over time, the government expects to have a total of 250 million doses of the new vaccine, although 10 percent of that has been promised to other countries.

The U.S. vaccine shipments will go directly to doctors, clinics and other providers designated by each state, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials said at a press conference. Most of the initial doses will be a nasal spray form of vaccine, but the majority of doses during flu season will be shots.

CDC officials also said swine flu is widespread in 26 states now, up from 21 a week ago.

Some possible good news the intensity is trending down a little in the Southeast. The percentage of doctor's office visits for flu-like illnesses fell slightly in Georgia and some other states. However, the improvement is only slight and it's not clear if it's the start of a national trend or not, CDC officials said.

The CDC doesn't have an exact count of swine flu deaths and hospitalizations, but existing reports suggest the infection has caused more than 600 deaths and more than 9,000 hospitalizations.
CONCERN MOM

Roselle, NJ

#3 Oct 3, 2009
THE SCHOOL STATATED 4 STUDENTS TESTED POSSITIVE WITH THE SWINE-FLU AN 2-MORE STUDENTS POSSIVELY MIGHT HAVE THE VIRUS THIS WILL BRINGING THE TOTAL TO 6-STUDENTS THE SPOKEWOMAN FROM RAMAPA HAS STATED HER NAME IS Anna Farneski,
All four students, who were dormitory residents, were told to stay home until they recovered and were fever-free for 24 hours.
One of the first two students sickened who tested positive on Monday for influenza A, and whose roommate also became ill has returned to school, Farneski said.
MY QUESTION IS WHAT IS BEING DONE? HAS THE COLLEGE BEEN SPRAYED DOWN? ARE THE STUDENTS BEING CHECKED?

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