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UC, XU each confirm 2 cases of H1N1

Posted by Trina Edwards - email

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The University of Cincinnati Health Services Department has confirmed two on-campus cases of the H1N1 virus, or Swine Flu.

Xavier University health officials have also confirmed two cases.

UC officials say the two cases were sequestered immediately and kept isolated until there was no fever for 24 hours.

The school has now moved into Phase Three of its pandemic preparedness plan. According to the plan, the primary focus of Phase Three will medical treatment and isolation of affected university community members, and maintaining critical functions of the university. The school has not canceled any classes or events.

Officials sent a memo to all students, faculty and staff, alerting them to the confirmed cases.

The school had to cancel a men's soccer game last week because several players had fallen ill, but school officials have not said if the H1N1 cases were from the soccer team.

At Xavier, school officials say the cases started showing symptoms last week. They were isolated and treated, and by the time the test results came back, the students were declared as recovered or recovering.

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