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Altru patient treated for swine flu

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A patient who was treated recently at Altru Hospital for flu-like symptoms tested positive for the H1N1 or "swine" flu virus, a hospital official confirmed Tuesday.

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The patient was treated on an outpatient basis and sent home to recover, Dr. James Hargreaves, Altru's infectious disease physician, said in a prepared statement, indicating the case was not severe.

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