(Original Source: langrenn.com 11-4-2009, Translated by Patrick Stinson)
Norway’s Eldar Rønning came home from the Norwegian National Team’s altitude camp on Friday. When he got back he was looking forward to some training on his home trails, but in reality he got something entirely different.
“On Saturday evening I started to get a bit of a sore throat, and on Sunday was in pretty bad shape. Then I was sent home to Skogn so as not to infect my three-month-old little girl,” he wrote on his website.
Swine Flu in Norway comes with mandatory hospital time.
“On Monday I took tests to check if it was Swine Flu and today (Wednesday) the answer came back positive.”
Rønning chooses to look positively on the situation.
“My overall condition is bad, but now at least I don’t have to worry about vaccination,” he concludes.
What’s the story on Swine Flu in your neck of the woods? There have been lots of stories on langrenn.com about the Norwegian National Team handing out vaccines to their athletes. Too bad Rønning didn’t get that memo…
Are the USST or other clubs taking the same precautions? Are they even worried? I’ve heard about kids staying home from school here in Jackson Hole just so they won’t get infected.