(09/25/2009)
More than 400 WVU students, staff and faculty in Morgantown are estimated to have swine flu, as of Thursday afternoon.

Serious efforts have been made on campus to curb the virus.

A survey on WellWVU, the health services website show the numbers.

Student Health Services had been able to confirm roughly 30 cases before this week, with patients they've tested.

WVU is not sending tests to the state labs for analysis anymore. Labs couldn't keep up with the volume.

Doctors are encouraging people who feel ill not to seek medical care or try to get tested, but to stay isolated and not spread the virus.

"It's no more severe an illness than seasonal flu, but because this may affect a higher percentage, because it's a new virus and people are not protected from it, we're expecting to see deaths in the numbers that you would see with seasonal flu," reported a WVU physician.


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