First flu at JMU?

JGFitzgerald -- July 30th, 2009

WHSV reports a camp closing at JMU because of H1N1 flu (swine flu, in the vernacular), and a letter to faculty and staff about the situation.
WHSV reports 25 people ill, six diagnosed with flu.
The email to staff states: “The University has been informed that two participants in the Vocal Arts Camp, here on campus from Sunday, July 19 – Saturday, July 25, were diagnosed at Rockingham Memorial Hospital with Type A flu. The participants have gone home.”

2 Responses to “First flu at JMU?”

  1. Mary GoldenHughes says:

    Our three children attended the Vocal Arts Camp where the influenza-a outbreak occurred last week. We commend the camp directors and staff for doing an excellent job communicating with families of campers and for making the deicision to close the camp early (despite the children’s disappointment and heart-ache) to prevent further spread. Hopefully all the camp kids will go back to school this fall with stronger immune systems and with heightened awareness about good hygeine and ways to prevent the spread of bacteria and viruses.

  2. How many kids total were attending the camp?

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