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When he first became clear that there was this serious problem here at saint Francis prep school in New York City.
Those kids were sent to doctors and to local hospitals throughout this area to be tested.
Craig spoke with the main -- We'll with Bruce -- Hayes chief of infectious diseases for.
Long Island Jewish north shore health systems.
Bruce tell me how many cases -- -- coming to these hospitals we've seen between a hundred and a 130.
Patients being evaluated for swine flu since Friday night.
Are most of the patients affiliated with the high school yes the overwhelming majority are these students and their family and friends from saint Francis facility in Queens describe the symptoms sort of these kids feeling.
Most of them have.
-- -- -- first fired Torre complaints.
Fever Malays cough sore throat.
-- -- -- opera star -- infections none of them fortunately have been hardly L none of them have been mid had been admitted to the hospital.
And none of them have had pneumonia or true respiratory distress.
So despite this this rapidly spreading.
You're not seeing anybody he's.
Fatally ill at least to date that's actually correct not only have we not seen anybody fatally -- we've not seen anybody sick enough to be in -- hospital.
So that's a great relief to many people who were -- somewhat because of -- reports.
Fatalities in other countries like.
Mexico which appears to be the source of the -- It absolutely.
So far fortunately we we do not see any reason to panic and we do not see any.
Major horrible epidemic.
That is produced -- -- mentality.
Obviously that could change we have to pay close attention to a new virus -- spreading in our community.
And tell me how your doctors are treating -- -- Well the very mild ones they just reassuring and giving -- and all our motrin and like sending them home and asking him to stay at home.
At least for a 48 hours after -- feeling better not to go back to school to work.
Those few that are sicker are being given an anti viral medications like Tamiflu do you feel.
Any type of panic in the community because of this infection -- initially we felt there was a lot of concern particularly among the school.
But it's calmed down as you can see our facilities are operating totally normally we have not seen a huge surge and there's no panic here.
What this is the epicenter of the swine flu outbreak at least on the east coast how many positive cases have you seen.
About eight that have been proven there's probably more than that because we don't even culture.
Everyone who has very mild symptoms.
So this probably a lot more than eight but I believe they'd have been confirmed -- In that regard in in the you know talking about not panic game.
When Janet -- -- of the secretary of Homeland Security.
Declared this public health emergency heroin almighty god that a public health emergency is what they declare when there is an approaching hurricanes and that's that the doctors suggest.
Right prepare for the worst hope for the best and that's just what doctor farmer in his hospital -- -- Tamiflu available be right back California's.
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