Wake Forest University Identifies Over 80 Cases of H1N1 or Swine Flu

The Winston-Salem Journal reported Tuesday that Wake Forest University plans to continue with classes as usual, though students who aren't feeling well have been told to stay home.

University spokesman Kevin Cox says two cases of swine flu were confirmed Friday and dozens of other ill students also are thought to have the H1N1 strain. Cox says most of the cases have been relatively mild and the students are being treated at the university's health service.

The University is taking a very caring and proactive approach in treating the students who have been diagnosed with the flu. We are also carrying out a preventive plan. In fact, Wake Forest has planned for years for pandemic influenza.

— University Spoksman Kevin Cox