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H1N1 Flu Updates
H1N1 Update - September 22, 2009
Tuesday, Sep. 22, 2009
Cowell Student Health Center continues to monitor the local H1N1 flu situation in conjunction with the Santa Clara County Public Health Department. This month we have seen four students with fever and mild flu like symptoms and recommended they isolate themselves. One has recovered fully and returned to normal activities. The other three students just began self-isolation this week.
As recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Cowell Student Health Center will advise patients with fever above 100° F and flu like symptoms to self-isolate until they are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications. The university has a limited number of rooms designated for self-isolation to be used by on-campus students with roommates. Because of the limited number of isolation rooms, we encourage students with local support, such as family or friends, to stay off campus, if able. We recommend students and their families to start planning ahead for this possibility.
This news may cause some to feel anxious about the health and welfare of members of the campus community. Be assured that the university is strictly following the CDC guidelines and is staying in close contact with the County Health Department.
Everyone is urged to continue to follow the preventative measures recommended by the CDC to protect yourself and others from the spread of the disease.