Swine Flu at Kennesaw State University

The Georgia Department of Community Health has confirmed the first official diagnosis of Swine Flu (H1N1) at KSU. A student and a teacher were confirmed with the flu, although we are happy to report that both are recovering and the student will be back to school this week.

The Swine Flu is characterized by the rapid onset of symptoms, a high temperature of more than 100.4, and a sore throat or cough. According to the Centers for Disease Control, at least two out of every five Americans will get the Swine Flu this flu season. The best way to avoid catching the H1N1 virus is to wash your hands regularly and keep them out of your mouth, nose, eyes, and ears.

CDC recommended responses to influenza for the 2009 – 2010 academic year

  • Facilitate self-isolation of residential students with flu-like illness
  • Promote self-isolation at home by non-resident students, faculty, and staff
  • Discourage attendance at campus events by ill persons
  • Encourage hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette of both people who are well and those that have any symptoms of flu

For the most up to date information, please visit the CDC website below:
http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/institutions/guidance/

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