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67 Air Force Cadets Stricken With Swine Flu

07/13/09 10:13 PM ET   AP

Swine Flu

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The number of cadets with confirmed cases of the swine flu at the Air Force Academy has increased to 67.

The Gazette newspaper in Colorado Springs reported Monday that 121 freshmen with flu-like symptoms have been separated from the rest of the cadets. They were placed in a dormitory on the base near Colorado Springs late last week when they started showing symptoms.

The "doolies," members of the incoming freshman class, are among about 1,300 cadets who arrived recently for their first weeks of military training.

A possible outbreak of swine flu ended a summer youth camp early at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, where 10 students and three staff members showed symptoms Sunday.

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Information from: The Gazette, http://www.gazette.com

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