Monday, September 14, 2009

Swine Flu Hits HSU

Posted By on Mon, Sep 14, 2009 at 8:50 PM

This just in from HSU:

News Advisory - H1N1

Humboldt State University’s Student Health Center (SHC) received its first positive test confirming Novel H1N1 (swine) flu virus in an HSU student on Monday, September 14, 2009. Many students have visited the SHC today with flu-like illness, probably reflecting a mix of conditions that includes H1N1. Students experiencing coughs and fever are advised to phone the SHC at 826-3146. Everyone in the campus community is advised to take precautions and visit the University’s flu Web site, http://www.humboldt.edu/flu.

Personal hygiene is essential and prevention guidelines are posted on the Web site. College-age individuals are particularly vulnerable to the H1N1 virus. Symptoms resemble seasonal flu. Besides cough and fever, they include sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. During the summer, Humboldt State completed a Pandemic Response and Business Continuity Plan to sustain instruction and essential services to the extent feasible if the virus causes widespread absences and reduced staffing levels.

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