Harry Smith to CBS viewers: I might have swine flu

NEW YORK (AP) -- "Early show" host Harry Smith has taken a sick day from work, telling viewers he thinks he has swine flu.

In an interview live from his New York City apartment Monday, Smith told CBS viewers he started feeling achy and feverish over the weekend after a 25-mile bike ride in the rain and dancing all night at a birthday party.

"Early Show" medical correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton says Smith could be right because his symptoms are associated with swine flu. She praised him for staying home and out of circulation.

Ashton says most swine flu cases are mild. She predicted Smith will be back on the "Early Show" couch in a couple of days.

Symptoms of swine flu can include fever, cough, congestion, aches, chills, diarrhea and vomiting.

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