- The Washington Times - Saturday, May 2, 2009

WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia officials are reporting their first two probable cases of swine flu.

Officials say both cases involve students at George Washington University. The students are freshman girls and roommates.

Dr. John Williams, the school’s vice president for health affairs, says neither student was hospitalized. They were put on the antiviral drug Relenza and moved to another dorm to prevent infecting others.

Williams says students who came into contact with the girls were told to contact university officials if they feel ill.

Officials say one of the students had traveled recently, but officials would not say what the location was.

The city has sent test samples to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for confirmation and expects results Saturday.



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