Saturday, September 19, 2009

New York College Sets Aside Entire Dorm for H1N1 Flu Cases

A college in New York's Adirondack Mountains is preparing for the H1N1 flu virus by setting aside an entire dormitory for students stricken with the illness.Paul Smith's College, about 120 miles north of Albany, hasn't had any reported cases of so-called swine flu. But officials say they want to be ready."It would be unrealistic to think that we can entirely escape this virus, and consequently, we expect H1N1 to show up on campus sooner or later," college President John W. Mills said in a letter to parents and students.The 40-bed dorm will offer computers, Internet and television in the communal areas.The school started preparing over the summer and has done standard prevention education with administration and students...

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