H1N1 at CGA

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  1. beatkp

    beatkp Member

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    Since it hit the news circuit I guess it's safe to post this here, 8 confirmed cases of H1N1 were verified at the academy. There has been another bug that isn't swine flu that has been laying up cadets for about 3 days at a time. My source said that Chase Hall is clean and disinfected like a hospital, thanks to the class of 2013.

    http://www.theday.com/re.aspx?re=48072f5e-a917-4e60-82ea-d1d396e6e3fa
     
  2. Luigi59

    Luigi59 Banned

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    Yes, it was only a matter of time until the local health officials needed to be notified and it became public knowledge.

    I wonder if this will affect Mystic next Saturday or the Eagle sailings for Alfa/Bravo/Charlie?
     
  3. Stitch626

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    Yes - I'm wondering that too! My son & I were going to go & try to chase down our Alfa Swab in Maine next weekend, but I certainly haven't made any reservations yet! Her last letter mentioned that she was at the clinic for some "heavy duty drugs" because she was sick, but I suspect she has the normal "creepy crud" that goes around every summer because a letter from the Commandant earlier this week said that they would allow H1N1 positive cadets to contact their parents. Another case for "no news is good news"! Gotta give the Academy credit - they had a letter from the Commandant on the Parents Association site on Wednesday, one day after he said they had positive confirmation of H1N1. Capt Fitzgerald also said they had a field day in Chase Hall where they disinfected the place top to bottom & an early lights out so the swabs and cadets could get some extra much needed rest. I guess we will just have to watch the news for next week to see if anything is cancelled/ postponed.
     
  4. Sandbar

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    IF they are healthy they will sail.
     
  5. Luigi59

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    Swine flu cases at CGA now stand at 33

    Fifteen more tests pending

    By Jennifer Grogan
    Published on 7/20/2009
    TheDay.com

    New London -- Three more people at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy have confirmed cases of swine flu in addition to 22 over the weekend, bringing the total to 33.

    Twenty-two have been discharged from isolation, after an average seven-day stay, and 11 are still being kept there, said Petty Officer Ryan Doss, an academy spokesman.

    The academy reported last week that six “swabs,” the newest students at the school currently taking part in a mandatory summer session, and two older cadets who were training them were ill with swine flu, also called novel H1N1 influenza.

    But test results the school received Sunday showed that an additional 22 people had H1N1 and three cases were confirmed today, Doss said. Fifteen more tests are pending.

    Of the 33 people, 28 are swabs, three are cadets and two are clinic staff.

    The treatment procedures have not changed, Doss added. Those who are ill are isolated, given the anti-viral medication Tamiflu and monitored, he said.

    Doss said it would be hard to pinpoint how H1N1 was introduced at the academy, given that hundreds of people visit the school grounds daily.
     
  6. missy

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    What happens to the AIMsters there now? Will parents be notified or updated since previous emails were sent to the Aimsters and not parents. AIMsters do not have access to emails. Should we call?
     
  7. beatkp

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    'Warning, Only Rumor'... One of the theories was that it was carried by an AIM participate that previously went thru the AFA summer seminar 'Warning, Only Rumor'. Who knows?
    But I believe the other viral infection thats going around knocked out more cadets & swabs then the swine flu.
     
  8. fairwinds

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    Has anyone's son/daughter who just returned from AIM Session II shown flu-like symptoms? My son got home on Saturday and on Monday started feeling sick: headache, fatigue, sore throat. Under normal circumstances I wouldn't, but I am taking him to the doctor's this morning to have his throat swabbed. (We are going on vacation next week!) Just wondered if there were any other sick AIMsters out there! Thanks!
     
  9. minnechaug

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    AIM Sickness

    Hi,
    My daughter had the exact same thing and she was in "Golf" company in AIM session 2. She also ran a low-grade fever. The doctor thought it was Swine flu and said to treat it that way. She did not get tested. It lasted 2 days pretty bad and today she's a little better. Hopefully, your son has the same and will be fine for vacation next week. It appears most of the aimsters got this other "bug". My daughter has been on facebook and communicated with the others in "Golf" company and most of them got the same thing.
    Good Luck!
     
  10. Stitch626

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    There are a couple of different bugs (probably more than a couple) going through CGA right now. Everyone hears about Swine Flu, but the Commandant has posted a couple of letters to the Parent's Association site to keep us updated and has mentioned that there is another influenza type bug going around too. I know my daughter was sick, but since she wasn't quarentined and I never got a phone call (they were allowing H1N1 positive swabs to call home), I figured it was the other thing that she had (or something else entirely). A letter from her today says she is feeling much better & looking forward to her week on the Barque Eagle this weekend. Hopefully, your AIMsters just caught the other bug and not H1N1. Regardless, I hope that they too are soon "on the mend"!:thumb:
     
  11. fairwinds

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    Just wanted to tell everyone that I took my soon to the doctor's and it is not flu, swine or otherwise. Something viral, but flu test in office was negative. Still very glad that we went, because I was afraid the rest of the family would get it and not be allowed to travel. Thanks!
     

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