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Hospitals test flu patients as a precaution

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -- Typically hospitals send in flu samples at the beginning of the season for testing and not during the rest of the year.

But, many hospitals, including St. Luke's in Cedar Rapids, are now sending in new influenza samples to be tested for swine flu.

"They're really trying to get an idea of where this particular virus is in the country and so they want to do some specific tests to see if it is the swine influenza," St. Luke's Infection Control Manager Julie Strubaum said.

 

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