Swine flu suspected among youth group

June 19, 2009 4:32:26 AM PDT
Health officials suspect swine flu has sickened at least 30 children in a Plano church's youth choir group on a bus trip in Colorado. Colorado health officials suspect one or more choir members of the Grace Presbyterian Church contracted the virus in Texas before the eight-day trip began last Friday, The Dallas Morning News reported.

Dr. Bernadette Albanese, the medical director of the El Paso County, Colo. Department of Health and Environment, said they were running tests for the H1N1 influenza.

None of the children, who were complaining of shortness of breath, fevers and excessive coughing, have been hospitalized.

At least 70 children went on the trip and some of the healthy children have returned to Plano and the rest of the trip has been canceled.

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