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Number of flu cases way down at UW-Madison


MADISON (WKOW) -- The H1N1 outbreak at UW-Madison is not over, but it's not nearly as bad as it was a couple weeks ago. 

The number of students University Health Services treated for flu like symptoms last week is way down. In the week ending Saturday the 19th, 168 students had symptoms including fever, body aches and coughing. That's down more than 50 percent from the week before, when 345 students reported those symptoms.

Health officials say it's too soon to say the outbreak is over, but it's good sign that students are doing their part to avoid spreading H1N1 by staying home when they are sick, and washing hands often.

The UW outbreak started the day the Fall semester began, September first.

It's hard to say exactly how many of the sick students had H1N1, but health officials say it's likely those with a fever and body aches did.

So far none of the UW students affected by the flu have been hospitalized.

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