More than 30 Marines at a Southern California base are being confined to quarters after one tested positive for swine flu Wednesday.
The Pentagon confirmed Wednesday that the Marine at the Twentynine Palms Base has the swine flu and is under quarantine, along with his roommate.
A Marine spokesman at the Pentagon, Maj. David Nevers, said the sick Marine is doing well and his condition continues to improve.
Nevers said approximately 30 others who had been in contact with the sick Marine at the Twentynine Palms base will be held in quarantine for five days as well as to see whether they show symptoms.
At the end of the five day period, if they display no flu-like symptoms they will be returned to full duty, according to a release from the base.
Meanwhile swine flu fears have led authorities to close a Northern California high school, while San Diego State University officials were investigating a student’s illness.