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Alicia Acuna

Denver, CO

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H1N1 at the U.S. Air Force Academy

August 27, 2009 - 5:20 PM | by: Alicia Acuna

The Air Force Academy just outside of Colorado Springs, Colorado is being credited for clamping down on a recent outbreak the base experienced this summer.  One hundred forty three cases of the H1N1 flu virus were confirmed in cadets.  But the academy’s leadership and medical team decided to isolate any incoming student who had flu like symptoms, while they awaited test results.  Two hundred forty five were isolated at one time or another during the outbreak, and four remain.  As Lt. Col. Jerry Parish, chief of the training division for the cadet wing and Dr. (Lt. Col.) Catherine Takacs Witkop, the preventative medicine physician at the AFA explains, they had to react quickly…{VignetteVideo assettitl=”Air+Force+Academy+Handling+H1N1″ id=”4D089C0756F9DFE274C09B3AFFEC3AF2″ width=”375″ aspectratio=”1.33″ height=”281.9548872180451″ autoplay=”off” }

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