Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Wire: US Marine May Have Swine Flu

Off the Wire

Off the Wire:

WASHINGTON, April 29, 2009 -- Newswires reported Wednesday morning that the commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps says one of his Marines may have swine flu and that 39 in all are being confined until tests come back.

The Associated Press reported that General James Conway says an initial test indicated one Marine in California may have the illness. Officials are awaiting another test on that Marine.

In the meantime, the Marine and his roommate are quarantined and confined to quarters at the Twenty-Nine Palms base in California. Conway says the roommate is not showing any symptoms.

Another 37 personnel that had been in contact with the sick Marine are restricted from going to the mess hall and formations until officials have a clear idea of whether the first Marine has the illness, AP noted.

Conway discussed the development during a Pentagon press conference Wednesday.

This is a developing story.

(Report from commercial news sources.)

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