BREAKING NEWS: St. John’s University student has swine flu

A St. John’s University student tested positive for the swine flu that has dominated headlines throughout the country and world for the past week, according to school officials.

In a correspondence sent to the University community on Wednesday, April 29, school officials stated that one undergraduate commuter student on the Queens campus contracted the swine flu or H1N1 virus. The student’s name was not revealed.

“The student is fine and recovered,” St. John’s University spokesperson Dominic Scianna said on Thursday morning, April 30.

In the correspondence sent on Wednesday, the University said “although the period of confinement in this case has passed, we are making every effort to notify those with whom the student has been in contact and advised them to seek medical attention if symptoms are evident.”

Meanwhile, classes and school activities are continuing to take place at the Queens school, and St. John’s officials continue to send out prevention information about the swine flu to all of its campus locations including abroad in Rome and Paris to highlight safeguard measures, according to Scianna.

“You can rest assured that all necessary precautions are being taken by the University,” the correspondence read. “We have also established protocol for addressing any new cases should they arise.”


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