WSU confirms H1N1 case - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

WSU confirms H1N1 case

PULLMAN, Wash. - Whitman County is reporting its first case of swine flu. A Washington State University student became ill in mid-May and has fully recovered.

The state health lab has confirmed the 19-year-old student had swine flu.

The infected student lives off campus and was treated with antiviral medication. Whitman County health officials say no secondary cases have been identified.

Dr. Bruce Wright of WSU health services is asking students, faculty and staff to be on the lookout for swine flue and quickly report any potential cases. Wright says prompt treatment and isolation help limit the severity of the flu and halt its spread.

More than 575 people have had swine flu in Washington state, including one person who died.

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