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UA no longer testing for Swine Flu


The UA is no longer testing students for the H1N1 Virus, also known as swine flu, UA Campus Health Services officials said Tuesday.


Students are coming in daily with flu symptoms to Campus Health, said Terri West, an administrative assistant at Campus Health. 


She said they are no longer sending in for tests for swine flu, since there has already been a confirmed case on campus, but are simply treating each patient for their flu symptoms.


The current swine flu numbers are already meaningless in the current situation, because Campus Health cannot test every flu case to see whether it is swine flu or not, said Michelle McDonald, chief medical officer for the Pima County Health Department.


The spread of swine flu will get worse before it gets better, said Dr. Fred Miller, chief medical director of the Pima County Health Department.


“”The flu has been very active this summer, and it’s only going to get more active,”” Miller said.


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