April 29, 2009, 10:55 am
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I woke up to find this email from CSULB President Alexander. A bit unsettling:

Late Tuesday evening we were informed by the Long Beach Health Department that a CSULB student received a “probable positive” test result for swine flu. Final determination of the test results will not be available for another two days. 

The student, who is a resident of the Los Alamitos Residence Hall, first felt ill on Sunday, and went to Student Health Services to see a doctor on Monday. Because the symptoms matched those related to swine flu, precautionary arrangements were immediately made for the student’s roommate to stay elsewhere. In addition to residents of Los Alamitos Hall, the student’s classmates and faculty are being notified. The affected individual is currently isolated while recuperating from an apparently mild case of this disease. It is also important to note that the student has not attended classes this week.

F. King Alexander

Thanks for that, but is a name too much to ask? I know it might be in the student’s best interests to keep his identity private, but seriously. Who is this guy? What does he look like? What areas/cities should I avoid to prevent crossing paths with this infected soul? Tie him up. Lock him in a cage. And keep him a few thousand miles away from me.

I don’t know if you can tell, but swine paranoia has gotten the best of me. I’ve been sick for almost two weeks now, and I feel like I should get tested. The good news is I feel like I’m slowly getting better. Very slowly.

How are we supposed to determine whether or not we have this thing? The symptoms couldn’t be more normal: cough, sore throat, headaches, diarrhea — nothing drastically different from my Friday night. I’m never eating bacon again.

– JD


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Comment by kimberls

Looks like youre not getting a piggy for your bday. Ne who class today started off with a swine flu presentation, shits pretty serio. There are four different reported strains. A checkup could be a peace of mind. Its symptoms are like the seasonal flu. And you can’t get it if ya eat it, not unless you kill the piggy that has it then eat it. Rest up.

Comment by Chloe

good. well i’m not eating bacon anyway — it’s bad for me. i’m getting better, though. thanks for thee info.

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