H1N1 update

By: ISU Communications and Marketing Staff, ISU Communications and Marketing Staff
September 4, 2009

Indiana State University reported today (Sept. 4) that a student has a probable case of novel influenza A (H1N1).

The student involved has returned to her hometown and her roommate has been temporarily relocated to a guest room in university housing.

University officials met Thursday night with other students residing on the same residence hall floor as the infected student. The meeting was conducted to inform the students of the diagnosis, remind them of flu prevention methods and address any concerns.

ISU's Student Health Center and Student Health Promotion office are continuing H1N1 educational efforts. These include campus-wide distribution of informational flyers and posters and a listing of symptoms and prevention methods on the Health Center Web site at http://www.indstate.edu/shc. Links to additional flu resources are available on the Student Health Promotion Web site at http://www.indstate.edu/shp/rsrcs-flu.htm.

With many students preparing to leave campus for the Labor Day weekend, campus health officials stress the importance of continuing to follow healthy habits during the busy holiday period. These include frequent hand washing, getting plenty of rest and eating a balanced diet. Students experiencing H1N1 symptoms are encouraged to stay home. Symptoms include fever higher than 100 degrees, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue.

Media contact: Tara Singer, assistant vice president for communications and marketing, Indiana State University,
812-237-8764 or tara.singer@indstate.edu