Thursday, October 8, 2009

Two UAlbany athletes have Swine Flu (updated)

According the Albany Student Press, two UAlbany student-athletes have the Swine Flu or the H1N1 virus.

The student paper is reporting a football player and a basketball player have come down with the virus and the university has taken steps to clean the area where they would have been.

The two students have been sent back to their places of residence.

“The university knows about it. They have taken the precautions to not have them on campus one way or another,” said UAlbany Sports Infortmation Director Brian DePasquale. “They are being treated and also steps were taken within our athletic department to to clean those areas where they may have been so that others do not get in contact with the virus.”

Update: UAlbany football coach Bob Ford said the player suspected to have H1N1 from his team has not been confirmed to have the disease.

The player is a transfer who has not played this season and would not be playing in Saturday's Homecoming game against Duquesne.

Sports Information Director Brian DePasquale said that both student-athletes would be away from the campus until at least Monday before they could even possible return to practice.

He then said that they must be fever free for 24 hours before they can return to the practice field.

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