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1 Lake Park-Audubon student tests positive for H1N1 flu; 2 other students develop symptoms

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1 Lake Park-Audubon student tests positive for H1N1 flu; 2 other students develop symptoms
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DETROIT LAKES -- One Lake Park-Audubon student has tested positive for the H1N1 influenza virus and two more LP-A students have developed symptoms associated with H1N1 flu, the LP-A district said on its Web site.

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The three were part of a 4-H group that attended the Minnesota State Fair from Aug. 26-30.

Four 4-H members and one staffer from a different community tested positive for H1N1, sending the 100 members of the group attending the fair home early. In total, 14 members of the 4H have developed H1N1 symptoms.

LP-A administrators said that a strong precautionary warning is not to overreact.

Typical symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches and fatigue. Medical health professionals indicate symptoms are expected to continue for up to 7 days. Those infected should remain home for 24 hours after fever returns to normal.

To help contain the H1N1 virus, LP-A administrators said that students should wash hands thoroughly with soap and warm water, cough or sneeze into your sleeve or tissue and discard the tissue, disinfect areas commonly touched, and stay home if you have flu symptoms.

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