WSU Influenza A cases might be swine flu - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

WSU Influenza A cases might be swine flu

Posted: Updated:

PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University officials say it's likely swine flu has appeared on the Pullman campus.

No cases have been confirmed so far, but Health and Wellness Services spokeswoman Paula Adams told the Moscow-Pullman Daily News they have seen 50 students with flu-like symptoms. Out of those, 10 tested positive for influenza A.

Officials at the Pullman Hospital say they are seeing approximately three students an hour that are experiencing flu like symptoms.

Adams said more than 95 percent of influenza A cases diagnosed in the country since May have been swine flu.

The school is asking students with flu like symptoms to not go to class and avoid all unnecessary contact with other people.

Swine Flu FAQ's

What can I give my child as far as supplements that help boost her immune system in the event of a swine flu outbreak in her school?
A- Other than normal healthy diet there are no known supplements to reduce the risk of infection  

What are the risks to a pregnant woman?
A- Health officials have said that the risk to pregnant women is low.  

Which state are most prone to the swine flu?
A- No state is more prone.  

Are there enough school nurses?
A- In many places, there are not enough school nurses.  

With the H1N1 vaccine having been "fast tracked," what assurances do we have that this swine flu vaccine will not have awful side effects?
A- While there are no assurances, officials say the vaccine is so similar to seasonal  vaccine that it should cause no problems, but they will be monitoring it very closely as more and more people get vaccinated.  

What are the symptoms of the swine flu?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Changes coming to Washington State ID's starting July 1st

    Changes coming to Washington State ID's starting July 1st

    Friday, June 22 2018 10:01 PM EDT2018-06-23 02:01:48 GMT

    Spokane, Wash. Starting July 1st, 2018 all standard Washington State ID cards will be marked with "Federal Limits Apply" on the top right corner. The driver's license is still good for driving and standard identification but those three words indicate that the ID is not valid for federal identification purposes. The ID cannot be used to board a plane or enter federal buildings starting October 1st, 2020. The real id act is a federal law, which was passed by congress in 2005...

    >>

    Spokane, Wash. Starting July 1st, 2018 all standard Washington State ID cards will be marked with "Federal Limits Apply" on the top right corner. The driver's license is still good for driving and standard identification but those three words indicate that the ID is not valid for federal identification purposes. The ID cannot be used to board a plane or enter federal buildings starting October 1st, 2020. The real id act is a federal law, which was passed by congress in 2005...

    >>
  • Update: Driver in CdA crash arrested for DUI, possession of meth

    Update: Driver in CdA crash arrested for DUI, possession of meth

    Saturday, June 23 2018 7:49 PM EDT2018-06-23 23:49:15 GMT

    Idaho State Police arrested a man for felony DUI and possession of methamphetamine after responding to an injury crash Saturday morning. The rollover crash happened around 10 a.m. on US-95 near Kathleen Ave. in Coeur d'Alene, with authorities tweeting out a picture of the rollover crash. 

    >>

    Idaho State Police arrested a man for felony DUI and possession of methamphetamine after responding to an injury crash Saturday morning. The rollover crash happened around 10 a.m. on US-95 near Kathleen Ave. in Coeur d'Alene, with authorities tweeting out a picture of the rollover crash. 

    >>
  • UPDATE: Human Remains Found Near Rose Lake

    UPDATE: Human Remains Found Near Rose Lake

    UPDATE: Investigators have spent the past couple of days scouring the area near the Coeur d'Alene River, south of Rose Lake where human bones were found over the weekend.>>
    UPDATE: Investigators from the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office along with volunteers from the Kootenai County Search and Rescue have spent the past couple of days scouring the area near the Coeur d'Alene River, south of Rose Lake where human bones were found over the weekend.>>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/