GREENVILLE — State health officials say there have been only isolated cases of swine flu reported in South Carolina a week into the school year.

Jim Beasley with the Department of Health and Environmental Control told The Greenville News there are spotty reports of students with flu symptoms around the state, but there have been no outbreaks.

State officials reported 522 confirmed cases of H1N1, also known as swine flu. Beasley says there are likely many more cases since many are mild and not all possible cases are tested.

DHEC recommends getting flu shots when they’re available, along with frequent hand washing. Health officials also recommend that people who are sick stay home to prevent spreading the illness.