Flu symptoms hit Tulane locker room

NEW ORLEANS -- About a dozen Tulane football players have come down with what the school describes as flu-like symptoms. An athletic spokesman says two have tested positive for the variety that includes swine flu.

Roger Dunaway said Friday that all the sick players have been told to stay home or in their dorm rooms or apartments, and are being treated there. He says all the symptoms are mild and the players are recovering quickly.

He says that samples from the two with Type A influenza will be tested by the state to see whether they have the H1N1 virus.

The affected players will return to practice only after team physician Greg Stewart has cleared them.

Stewart and his staff are screening every football player and football staff member every day to check for flu-like symptoms.