Day 2 of school at U of Minn. and H1N1 is on the prowl

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That didn't take long. This is only the second day of class at the University of Minnesota and school officials are already reporting dozens of probable H1N1 flu cases on campus.

Any student who is treated for flu-like symptoms is assumed to have H1N1, John Finnegan, dean of the School of Public Health told Minnesota Public Radio.

They have seen 50 or 60 cases in the last week.

So far the flu has been pretty mild and officials think there are many unreported cases because the flu is gone in three to seven days without complications. So if you're sick, the University asks all students to stay home and create a flu isolation chamber in your dorm room. AKA party pad.

Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University, told the Minnesota Daily that up to 30 percent of students could be infected in the next month.

And if you're curious to know what will happen on campus when all hell breaks loose and everyone is oinking, the Daily gives us a rundown of plans for canceling class, certifying a full semester and closing down dorms. Yikes. The University isn't messing around.

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