After about 100 people were sicked with (possible) swine flu at the Penny Arcade Expo last weekend, the hamdemic also appears to have spread the University of Washington campus.
Early this morning, UW sent out this email to students and faculty:
While a diagnosis has not been confirmed, the first apparent cases of novel H1N1 influenza have been reported to Hall Health Center from a sorority at the University. Sorority rush is beginning and many of the houses are active with returning sorority members and new students. Two cases of probable H1N1 flu have been identified in one house. The students were advised to return home and other members who may have been exposed have been advised to take necessary precautions, which include hand washing and use of hand sanitizers. They have also been advised to watch for symptoms of the flu and report cases to Hall Health.
More information will be forthcoming in the coming week as we approach the start of the school year. This is the leading edge of what we anticipate during the fall quarter.
Jean Haulman, M.D.
Campus Health Services
C'mon, UW! Only two cases? WSU beats you guys at everything.