At least 15 Duke football players have been sidelined with symptoms of the H1N1 virus since practice began, according to an ESPN.com report.
Citing medical privacy laws, the university has not publicly identified the players affected with what were believed to be mild cases of the "swine flu." Some of the affected players have already returned to practice.
Duke sports information director Art Chase issued the following statement:
"Like many other schools and summer camps, Duke has had students diagnosed with influenza that is presumed to be H1N1. The cases involving our football program have been very mild, with illness typically lasting two or three days. We are following CDC guidelines to keep individuals out of general circulation for 24 hours after their fever subsides, so many of the individuals who were ill are already back at practice. The student-athletes received immediate treatment from our medical staff, and returned to practice only after being cleared by Duke physicians."