UMD Suspected Swine Flu Tally Reaches 172

School not testing cases to confirm

Tuesday, Sep 8, 2009  |  Updated 6:45 PM EDT
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UMD Possible Swine Flu Count Climbing

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Students with swine flu symptoms are instructed to skip class and stay away from others.

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UMD Possible Swine Flu Count Climbing

The number of possible swine flu cases at the University of Maryland is more than 170.
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COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- The University of Maryland is reporting that it has seen 172 students with suspected cases of swine flu since classes began.

University spokesman Neil Tickner said that number was as of Tuesday and based on visits to the university's health center.

The university's plan calls for students suspected of having the flu to get "flu kits" with thermometers, ibuprofen, surgical masks, tissues, soap and Gatorade. They're also advised to stay away from classes.

The school is not specifically testing students for swine flu, so none of the cases has been confirmed.

The school enrolls approximately 37,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Classes began Aug. 31.

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