NC State students diagnosed with H1N1

June 15, 2009 4:24:32 AM PDT
NC State Student Health Services say they received confirmation on Friday that two students have the novel H1N1 influenza virus. The students are recovering and are in self-isolation at home. Both individuals live off campus in Wake County. Officials say there is no connection between the cases.

Further details about the cases are not being released at this time.

NC State Student Health Services say they are working with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and Wake County public health officials to combat with the illness.

The university says it has notified individuals who are enrolled in classes with the students who were diagnosed with H1N1 influenza to monitor themselves for flu symptoms.

Officials say symptoms could include: fever over 100 degrees, respiratory symptoms, such as cough and sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, and diarrhea or vomiting.

An e-mail alert was also sent to the campus community, including employees of the university.