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Another athlete quarantined with flu symptoms

The Canadian Press

8/21/2009 6:24:50 PM

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. - A second athlete at the Canada Summer Games has been quarantined and tested for the swine flu virus.

The news comes the day after an athlete was released from isolation following a negative test result for the H1N1 flu virus.

Canada Games officials wouldn't specify which province or sport the second athlete was from, and said in a statement they wouldn't comment on the case until test results were returned.

Canada Games medical staff and P.E.I. public health officials have said they were taking every precaution to prevent a swine flu outbreak that could have widespread effects at such a large sporting event.

Some 4,400 athletes, coaches and officials are living and competing in close proximity during the Games, which opened Aug. 15 and run through Aug. 29.

Every athlete was pre-screened before leaving for P.E.I., and every athlete had their temperature taken upon arrival.

The isolation area is a house on the grounds of Slemon Park, also site of the Athletes Village and the Games medical centre.