Swine Flu's Latest Victim: Beer Pong

Illness linked to drinking games

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    A Rick's Cabaret girl films Howard TV On Demand's "Strip Beer Pong" at Sullivan Hall on February 27, 2009 in New York City.

    What's next, flip cup?

    Medical officials at an upstate New York college want students to close the tap on drinking games to prevent the spread of  the H1N1 virus.

    Officials at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy claim several cases of the swine flu infection have been linked to sharing cups during games such as beer pong.

    The director of the college's health center sent a message to RPI students and staff warning against playing drinking games after a group of students contracted swine flu during a weekend of, um, "socializing."

    RPI has reported 21 cases of swine flu, including seven students who are in isolation rooms on the school's campus.

    RPI officials say the college expects to offer swine flu vaccinations within the next few weeks.