Fifteen Air Force Cadets Test Positive for Swine Flu

By: KKCO/AP Email
By: KKCO/AP Email

Colorado Springs (AP) 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 Captain 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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