NKU announces first confirmed H1N1 case

Posted by Trina Edwards - email

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY (FOX19) - Northern Kentucky University has confirmed that one student has tested positive for H1N1, or swine flu.

NKU spokesman Christopher Cole says the school became aware of the case when the student's parents called to inform the Office of University Housing.

This is the first confirmed case at NKU, and the school does not have any more probably or confirmed cases at this time. Officials say the student is staying at home from classes and is currently not on campus.

The university has ordered test kits to distinguish between Type A and Type B influenza and plans this week to begin this testing on-campus, but will not be testing for H1N1.

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