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Two Auburn campers confirmed for Swine Flu

July 13, 2009

AUBURN, Ala. (WTVM) - Auburn Parks and Recreation officials say two children at one of their day camps have the Swine Flu. Parents and campers at Camp Kaleidoscope have been notified and they're being advised to take precautions.

Camp staff contacted parents immediately when two children at Camp Kaleidoscope were diagnosed with confirmed H1N1 on Wednesday. "They said that they had been confirmed and they would not be coming back to the camp and that you need to wash your hands and we're making sure that everyone is washing their hands," Jennifer Dickerson, a parent said.

About 60 children, ages 6 to 12 attend the day camp at Auburn Junior School. Camp counselors have greatly emphasized hand washing and using sanitizer over the past two days.

Parks and Recreation Director Rebecca Richardson says no other children have experienced similar symptoms as of Friday, and the two diagnosed with Swine Flu have been at home since Wednesday.

CDC Tips on Preventing Swine Flu:

What You Can Do to Stay Healthy

  • Stay informed. This website will be updated regularly as information becomes available.
  • Influenza is thought to spread mainly person-to-person through coughing or sneezing of infected people.
  • Take everyday actions to stay healthy.
    • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hands cleaners are also effective.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread that way.
    • Stay home if you get sick. CDC recommends that you stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.
  • Follow public health advice regarding school closures, avoiding crowds and other social distancing measures.
  • Find healthy ways to deal with stress and anxiety.
  • Call 1-800-CDC-INFO for more information.
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