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Influenza A H1N1 Information Spring 2009

Hampshire Updates

For the most recent H1N1 news, please see Influenza A H1N1 Information Fall 2009.

Information from Spring 2009

May 5 Update to Community
A student with flu symptoms was evaluated at Health Services on Tuesday, May 5, and was asked as a precaution to remain in isolation until the student is no longer contagious to others.

Confirmation of Two H1N1 Cases at Amherst College
Amherst College has shared with us the information that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed through the Massachusetts Department of Public Health that the two flu samples submitted to them late last week are positive for H1N1 influenza, or swine flu.

May 3 Update to Students
Ongoing surveillance has not revealed any cases of H1N1 (swine) flu at Hampshire College. With two “probable” cases identified at Amherst College, we have proceeded with precautionary measures at Hampshire, including preparation of isolation rooms. This is a precautionary measure only, and none of those rooms is occupied.

Area Flu Cases Probable 
Two probable cases of H1N1 (swine) flu have been identified at Amherst College. While the cases have not yet been confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the students involved are receiving appropriate treatment, doing well, and expected to recover fully.

Influenza A H1N1 Information and Steps for Prevention
On Wednesday, April 29, the World Health Organization raised its alert level for influenza A H1N1 to Level 5, and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health identified two influenza A H1N1 cases in Massachusetts.

FAQ H1N1 (swine) flu
FAQ for the Workplace
FAQ for Personal Preparedness

Global Education Office statement on H1N1

Resources
Centers for Disease Control
Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Travel to Mexico is not advised by CDC
Swine Flu and You (CDC)
What You Need to Know to Protect Yourself (Student Health 101 pdf)

 

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