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Published May 22, 2009, 07:32 AM

Minot man recovers from swine flu

A Minot man who is one of North Dakota’s two confirmed cases of swine flu says he now has a clean bill of health. Scott Strande said he began feeling sick on Mother’s Day and the next morning, he woke up with a temperature of around 102 degrees and was sweating, with a horrible cough. Tests confirmed swine flu.

MINOT (AP) — A Minot man who is one of North Dakota’s two confirmed cases of swine flu says he now has a clean bill of health.

Scott Strande said he began feeling sick on Mother’s Day and the next morning, he woke up with a temperature of around 102 degrees and was sweating, with a horrible cough. Tests confirmed swine flu.

Strande said he was put under quarantine, drank lots of fluids and took antibiotics. A week later, he was feeling much better.

His wife had no symptoms of swine flu and his children all tested negative for it. He has now been cleared to go back to work.

Strande said, “If this is as bad as it gets for me, I am pretty lucky.”

State health officials said neither of North Dakota’s swine flu victims was hospitalized.

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