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FIU Informs Students H1N1 (Swine Flu) is on campus

http://www.wsvn.com/news/articles/extra/MI125549/

The Miami-Dade Health Department has alerted Florida International University officials that three students tested positive for the H1N1 virus, commonly known as Swine Flu. As many as six others have had symptoms consistent with the virus. In addition, one member of the staff also was diagnosed with the flu recently. Many of these individuals are currently symptom-free.

"We are taking swift action to limit the spread of this illness but fortunately we are dealing with a very mild strain of the virus," said Oscar Loynaz, interim director of University Health Services, who received word from the Health Department Wednesday afternoon. Loynaz said that over the past months about a dozen cases of H1N1 have been confirmed within the university community.

The affected students, many of whom live on campus, are being provided with treatment, and advised to avoid social contact, wash their hands frequently and cover their cough. Students are being advised to stop going to class and for at least 24 hours after their symptoms have disappeared.

Vice President for Student Affairs Rosa Jones explained that her office is working with residential housing staff to meet the needs of the affected students while they recover.

"We are making sure our students receive the care and support they need to recover quickly, while we take every precaution to ensure we stop the spread of the virus," said Jones. "Fortunately, this seems to be a very mild case of the flu and we are confident we have it under control."

Any member of the university community who experiences flu-like symptoms is urged to seek medical attention immediately and take steps to limit social interaction until symptoms subside.

Meanwhile, university health officials are redoubling efforts to remind the university community to take precautions to reduce the chances of contracting or spreading influenza:

  * People with respiratory illness should stay home from work or
    school to avoid spreading infections, including influenza, to
    others in the community.
  * Avoid close contact with people who are coughing or otherwise
    appear ill.
  * Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  * Wash hands frequently to lessen the spread of respiratory illness.
  * People experiencing cough, fever and fatigue, possibly along with
    diarrhea and vomiting, should contact their physician.
  * If you think you have influenza, please call your health care
    provider and discuss whether you need to be seen in their office
    or emergency department or stay home.
  * Anyone with influenza-like symptoms should avoid contact with
    others until at least 24 hours after those symptoms have disappeared.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to call
University Health Services at 305-348-2401 ext. 22 or 305-919-5620 at
Biscayne Bay.

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Ha ha ha.......
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Jab979 said

http://www.wsvn.com/news/articles/extra/MI125549/

The Miami-Dade Health Department has alerted Florida International University officials that three students tested positive for the H1N1 virus, commonly known as Swine Flu. As many as six others have had symptoms consistent with the virus. In addition, one member of the staff also was diagnosed with the flu recently. Many of these individuals are currently symptom-free.

UCF has been hit with a number of swine flu cases too.

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ughhhhh....this annoying crap will be talked about by the media all fall long.
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