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Swine flu reported at Southwest Recreation Complex in Largo

LARGO — A child camper at the Southwest Recreation Complex in Largo has contracted swine flu, a complex administrator confirmed today.

"We had a grandmother call to say they had a sick child," said Mary Nolen, assistant director for Largo Recreation Parks and Arts.

According to a letter given to parents, administrators were informed of the case Wednesday. The affected child, who has not attended camp since July 17, is being treated at home.

Steve Leonard of Largo, whose 13-year-old son is a Southwest Recreation Complex camper, said he is confident the proper measures were taken to ensure his child's safety.

"He went back today," Leonard said. "They're probably doing everything they need to do."

Nolen said custodial crews have performed more cleaning than usual to sanitize the complex. Otherwise, it has been business as usual.

"It's been pretty calm," Nolen said. "We haven't seen any attendance change."

This case of swine flu, also known as H1N1 virus, is the fourth involving a camper in Pinellas County is the past week.

Swine flu reported at Southwest Recreation Complex in Largo 07/23/09 [Last modified: Thursday, July 23, 2009 1:26pm]
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