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Juniata Students, Staff Urged to Follow Health Tips for H1-N1 Flu

(Posted April 30, 2009)

The College continues to monitor the swine flu infections occurring in Mexico and other areas and will update the campus community whenever warranted.

We encourage all community members to stay up to date with travel recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control as the summer break approaches.

The symptoms of swine flu in people are similar to the symptoms of seasonal flu in humans and may include:

- Fever (greater than 100°F or 37.8°C)
- Sore throat
- Cough
- Stuffy nose
- Chills
- Headache and body aches
- Fatigue

Like seasonal flu, swine flu may cause a worsening of underlying chronic medical conditions.
Students experiencing flu-like symptoms should go to the Health and Wellness Center.

Everyday actions people can take to stay healthy include:

- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hands cleaners are also effective.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread that way.
- Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
- Influenza spreads mainly person-to-person through coughing or sneezing of infected people.
- If you get sick, CDC recommends that you stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.

See the below CDC links for more information:

FAQ: http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/swineflu_you.htm
Key Facts: http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/key_facts.htm
Travel to Mexico: http://wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/contentSwineFluMexico.aspx

Contact John Wall at wallj@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3132 for more information.