Four University of Delaware Students Confirmed with Swine Flu
The University of Delaware mobilized efforts to contain infection as the number of students with "probable" swine flu grew from four to 10.
Classes went on as usual at the 20,000-student university in Newark while officials awaited test results from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the 10 cases.
The university, which has about 7,800 students living on campus, has not isolated the infected students, but is encouraging them and others with possible symptoms to follow CDC recommendations for "self-isolation," said Andrea Boyle, a university spokeswoman.
The NCAA will conduct a nationwide conference call with college commissioners to discuss the swine flu's potential impact on post season tournaments around the country, Newsday has learned.
The call was scheduled after an outbreak of swine flu at Delaware prompted cancellation of the softball team's trip to Hofstra this weekend. First-place Hofstra was awarded the regular season title in the Colonial Athletic Association.
Delaware issued a statement saying an unidentified player on the baseball team exhibited symptoms consistent with the illness. Over a dozen students in the general university population were diagnosed with the flu.