15 Air Force Academy cadets have swine flu | VailDaily.com

15 Air Force Academy cadets have swine flu

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado – Fifteen cadets at the Air Force Academy have swine flu.

The Academy announced the confirmed cases in Colorado’s largest outbreak of the H1N1 virus. The Academy announced Thursday that 89 cadets were isolated with flu-like symptoms.

Academy spokeswoman Capt. Corinna Jones says that most of the sick cadets are “doolies,” members of the incoming freshman class who began training June 25. The cadets began coughing and showing other upper respiratory symptoms last Monday.

The sick cadets are recovering in an isolated dormitory. The rest of the 1,300-person freshman class is washing hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

There have been 174 confirmed or probable cases of swine flu in Colorado through July 4.

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