Child At Temporary Immigrant Center In Texas Has Swine Flu

SAN ANTONIO (June 26, 2014) A child staying in a temporary shelter in San Antonio for Central American immigrant families is recovering from swine flu, Kenneth Wolfe, a spokesman for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, said Thursday.

The unaccompanied child was recently hospitalized after being diagnosed with swine flu, or H1N1, Wolfe said, but is responding to treatment and is being monitored at the center at Lackland Air Force Base.

Officials think it’s an isolated incident, but are closely monitoring all children at Lackland and other similar shelters the agency is operating around the country, Wolfe said.

The swine flu first showed up in 2009 and caused a global pandemic.

The flu strain that made most people sick last winter was swine flu.

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