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SDSU Has "Probable" Swine Flu Case

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A suspected case of swine flu on the San Diego State University campus was elevated to a"probable" case Wednesday night, according to a campus spokesperson.

An updated email, sent to students, faculty and staff states, "Based on lab results.... the SDSU student who was diagnosed yesterday with a suspected case of swine flu has now been elevated to "probable" status.  The student's sample is now being sent to the Centers for Disease Control to make a final determination if this is swine flu, or if it is another form of Type A influenza.  Those results are not expected for several days."

 "A confirmed case may change the ballgame," said Dr. Gregg Lichtenstein, medical director for SDSU's Student Health Services at a news conference early Wednesday.

A female SDSU student who lives off campus tested positive for Type A influenza Tuesday after falling ill and being checked at Student Health Services, university officials said.

SDSU President Stephen Weber said e-mails were sent to all students and staff notifying them about the possible swine flu case on campus and how to protect themselves.

"The health and safety of our students is our primary concern," Weber said at a morning briefing.

The sick student's condition was not considered life-threatening and she will not return to classes until she is no longer considered infectious, university officials said.

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