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Attention: CSULA Campus Community

 

Swine Flu Update

 

The U.S.
government has declared the swine flu a public health emergency. As of
April 27, 2009, there have been 40 cases of confirmed swine flu in the
states of California, Kansas, New York City, Ohio and Texas.

 

Cal
State
L.A.
is closely monitoring the situation, following guidelines of—and
communicating with—local, state and federal public health officials.

 

At this point, there
are no cases of swine flu within the campus community. Nevertheless, all
students, faculty and staff should take precautions to avoid getting
sick or transmitting illness.

 

The symptoms of swine
flu resemble those of seasonal influenza. They include fever, lethargy,
lack of appetite, coughing, muscle ache and sore throat, and possibly
nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. So far, the cases in the United States
have been mild to moderate in severity.

 

The Student Health
Center will follow the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
guidance for clinicians in deciding whether patients with respiratory
symptoms meet the defined criteria for diagnosis and testing.

 

Here is what you can do
to help prevent spread of flu:


·

       
Cover
your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the
tissue in the trash after use.

·

       
Wash
your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or
sneeze. Alcohol-based hand cleaners also are effective.

·

       
Avoid
touching your eyes, nose or mouth.

·

       
Try to
avoid close contact with sick people.

·

       

If you get sick, stay home from work or school and limit
contact with others to keep from infecting them. Students should contact
the Student Health Center or their doctor, if they feel sick.

 

For more information,
please visit the


Student Health Center
or go to


http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/
.

 


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