DURHAM, N.C. (AP) – Duke University is closing one of its summer camps in North Carolina after several young participants tested positive for the flu.
Duke University spokesman David Jarmul said Wednesday that parents of students in the Duke Talent Identification Program have been notified to pick up their children after more than 25 of them tested positive for the flu or flu-like symptoms.
Jarmul said the decision to close the three-week camp early was a precaution. No students have been hospitalized and the symptoms are mild to moderate and consistent with the normal influenza virus.
There are 260 students ages 13 to 16 enrolled in the program for academically gifted students. A similar program being held at a nearby Duke campus will remain open.