LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 30: A woman wearing a surgical mask to prevent the transmission of airborne infection walks in Westminster on July 30, 2009 in London, England. Figures released by the Health Protection Agency show that by July 19, an estimated 100,000 Britons have been infected with swine flu and there have been 26 deaths in England linked to the disease. Over 700 people worldwide have died after contracting swine flu which is spreading faster than any other flu pandemic. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
Eleven La Salle University students came down with “probable mild cases” of Swine Flu in the past week, says school administration. Eight of those students have been sent home.
The first student to develop symptoms was sent home last Thursday, and the others followed over the past seven days, according to Amy Cranston, university spokeswoman.
In order to return to the school, the students have to be symptom-free for 24 hours. Those who live too far to go home are being isolated in their dorms, with staff delivering food and care, La Salle's dean of students said.
La Salle still does not have Swine Flu test kits, so students are being told to call the student health center and describe their symptoms to an employee.
The university Web site provides a breakdown of Swine Flu symptoms that students can peruse.