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Unaccompanied child at Lackland diagnosed with swine flu

SAN ANTONIO - An unaccompanied child being cared for at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland has been diagnosed with swine flu, according the San Antonio Metro Health District.

Another online media outlet, The Blaze, first reported the case of H1N1 at the base, quoting Rep. Louie Gohmert as saying the child was "feverish for several days."

According to the article, about 2,000 vaccines are being sent to Lackland to treat anyone who may have been exposed to the child.

A spokeswoman for S.A. Metro Health says the military reported the case to the health agency, but Metro Health is not involved with any treatment or vaccination efforts.

A spokesperson for the Centers for Disease Control says the agency is in discussions with the State of Texas and the Department of Defense about whether to vaccinate other children who may have been exposed.

The Department of Health and Human Services runs the unaccompanied children facilities at Lackland.

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