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H1N1 Information for the UD Community

Don't miss these posters around campus.

Know the Symptoms

  • Fever or
  • Chills & Cough or
  • Sore Throat
  • Runny Nose
  • Body Aches
  • Headache
  • Tiredness
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting

Actions you
should take now!

  • Get vaccinated for H1N1.
  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water or use alcohol-based hand cleaners, especially after coughing or sneezing.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. If you don't have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your elbow or shoulder, not into your hands.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread this way.
  • Make sure your contact info in the UD Alert System is correct and up to date. Information on how to update contact information, may be done online 24/7, is available by clicking the links below.
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Recommended H1N1 vaccinations available free on campus

11:29 a.m., Feb. 16, 2010

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continue to urge everyone to get vaccinated against the H1N1 flu, and vaccinations are available free to UD students, faculty and staff at Student Health.

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H1N1 vaccination clinics available by appointment

3:55 p.m., Jan. 7, 2010

Student Health has received H1N1 influenza vaccine from Delaware Public Health for University of Delaware students, faculty and staff. Additional clinics are now available in Student Health in Laurel Hall on Tuesday, Jan. 12, and Thursday, Jan. 14, by appointment only.

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What is the H1N1 virus?

""Novel H1N1 (referred to as “swine flu” early on) is a new influenza virus causing illness in people. This new virus was first detected in people in the United States in April 2009. This virus is spreading from person-to-person worldwide, probably in much the same way that regular seasonal influenza viruses spread. On June 11, 2009, the World Health Organization (WHO) signaled that a pandemic of novel H1N1 flu was under way. Source: CDC

How does H1N1 spread?

""Spread of novel H1N1 virus is thought to occur in the same way that seasonal flu spreads. Flu viruses are spread mainly from person to person through coughing or sneezing by people with influenza. Sometimes people may become infected by touching something -- such as a surface or object -- with flu viruses on it and then touching their mouth or nose. Source: CDC


H1N1 vaccination clinics available by appointment

3:55 p.m., Jan. 7, 2010

Student Health has received H1N1 influenza vaccine from Delaware Public Health for University of Delaware students, faculty and staff. Additional clinics are now available in Student Health in Laurel Hall on Tuesday, Jan. 12, and Thursday, Jan. 14, by appointment only.

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H1N1 vaccine now available at UD

8:34 a.m., Jan. 6, 2010

University of Delaware Student Health Services has received additional supplies of the vaccine and will begin offering vaccinations to all UD students, faculty and staff, beginning Thursday, Jan. 7.

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State highly ranked in emergency health preparedness

10:05 a.m., Dec. 16, 2009

The state of Delaware is one of eight in the nation to achieve the highest scores in a study of the ability of states to respond to public health emergencies.

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H1N1 vaccine expected in late January

12:43 a.m., Dec. 10, 2009

The Delaware Division of Public Health has informed UD Student Health Services that H1N1 influenza vaccine for dispensing to the general student population is not expected to be available until the end of January.

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5 things you need to know about H1N1 influenza

9:33 a.m., Nov. 16, 2009

Following are five things members of the University of Delaware campus community need to know about H1N1 influenza, from vaccinations and precautions to the best way to stay informed.

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Public Health offers H1N1 vaccine for high-risk groups

2:50 p.m., Nov. 13, 2009

The Delaware Division of Public Health has a limited supply of H1N1 vaccine at its site clinics throughout the state that is being offered to specific groups with high risk of complications from 2009 H1N1 infection.

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H1N1, seasonal flu info for individuals with disabilities

9:08 a.m., Oct. 19, 2009

The Healthy Delawareans with Disabilities staff will hold an information session on H1N1, seasonal flu, and how individuals with disabilities can prepare and protect themselves during the flu season on Tuesday, Nov. 3, from 3-5 p.m., at UD's Center for Disabilities Studies.

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Special dining policy for ill students

12:15 p.m., Oct. 8, 2009

With the campus taking precautions for H1N1 influenza, Dining Services has a new policy that allows students who are ill to have a roommate or friend pick up a meal prepared at one of the dining halls.

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H1N1 awareness is goal

2:12 p.m., Oct. 6, 2009

UD is working to ensure that the campus community is aware of the issues surrounding H1N1 influenza, its symptoms and treatment. Like most universities nationwide, the University of Delaware had an outbreak of H1N1 on the campus last spring. Fortunately, all the cases UD saw were relatively mild, and all students affected recovered quickly. UD has been working since the spring with officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Delaware Division of Public Health to educate the campus as national concerns about H1N1 persist.

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UD custodial staff proactive against H1N1

11:01 a.m., Sept. 25, 2009

As part of the proactive effort to combat the H1N1 virus on campus, UD's custodial staff has received training to take extra steps in cleaning residence halls and classrooms and other academic buildings.

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Oct. 5: Health Sciences session on seasonal flu vs. swine flu

9:36 a.m., Sept. 24, 2009

The College of Health Sciences will present "Seasonal Flu vs. Swine Flu: What You Need to Know" at noon, Monday, Oct. 5, in Multipurpose Room C of the Trabant University Center.

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Center for Educational Effectiveness offers support

8:45 a.m., Sept. 24, 2009

The Center for Educational Effectiveness has developed a Web resource that offers suggestions and guidelines to assist faculty in continuing instruction with minimal disruption in the event of prolonged cancellation of face-to-face classes due to H1N1 influenza outbreak.

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Hand sanitizers available on four UD campuses

2:57 p.m., Sept. 22, 2009

To help members of the University community heed Centers for Disease Control advice to "wash you hands" to control the spread of H1N1, 37 hand sanitizer stations have been placed at key locations on the Newark, Wilmington, Lewes and Georgetown campuses.

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Vaccinations for seasonal flu now available for UD students

1:08 p.m., Sept. 22, 2009

Vaccinations for seasonal flu (not H1N1) are now available for UD students at the Student Health Service. While this vaccination does not protect individuals from H1N1 influenza, it does protect against other types of influenza during the coming flu season.

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Letter to the faculty on H1N1 issues

11:51 a.m., Sept. 17, 2009

A letter to faculty highlights important issues in the event of an H1N1 outbreak.

Dear Faculty:
As you already know, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention are projecting that more communities will be affected by H1N1 influenza throughout this year. A major outbreak of H1N1 on our University campus could have serious impacts on our community and in the classroom.

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Protective supplies available

11:28 a.m., Sept. 17, 2009

UDMart has a limited stockpile of personal protective equipment, such as surgical masks and hand sanitizers.
Based on the experiences of the H1N1 outbreak in the spring and using OSHA and CDC categories of risk, UD's Office of Environmental Health & Safety has identified 10 departments as having a priority need for these items.

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Course continuity options

4:34 p.m., Sept. 14, 2009

IT-ATS recommends technology options for course continuity in the event of an H1N1 outbreak.
Throughout the summer, the University of Delaware's Communicable Disease Working Group explored how a potential campus outbreak of H1N1 influenza could seriously impact teaching and learning, particularly for classes taught "live" in a classroom.

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Sept. 15 is Get Ready Day

9:14 a.m., Sept. 14, 2009

The Healthy Delawareans With Disabilities Project is encouraging Sept. 15 Get Ready Day participation.
Sponsored by the American Public Health Association, Get Ready Day is designed to help make all Delawareans, particularly those with disabilities, aware of the importance of being prepared for an emergency, including H1N1.

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October information sessions set

9:03 a.m., Sept. 11, 2009

H1N1 information sessions for students and employees will be held on Oct. 13 and 14, respectively.

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UD Library creates online H1N1 information guide

3:25 p.m., Sept. 4, 2009

The University of Delaware Library has created an online "H1N1 Information Guide," which gathers a variety of resources focusing on H1N1 influenza.

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Tips for faculty: Medical excuses

1:17 p.m., Sept. 4, 2009

A potential outbreak of H1N1 on the campus could have serious impacts in the classroom, and Deputy Provost Havidan Rodriguez is leading discussions on the topic.

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UD prepares for H1N1

10:30 a.m., Aug. 28, 2009

Preparations for the 2009-10 academic year took on an added dimension this summer with the predictions by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that H1N1 Influenza (swine flu) will be widespread in the United States this fall. Throughout the summer, UD's Communicable Disease Working Group has been assessing the situation, developing educational outreach programs, conducting emergency planning and discussing ways to keep the campus community safe.

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H1N1at UD

Spring 2009

In April and May 2009, several cases of the H1N1 influenza were reported at the University of Delaware. This archive gathers the information provided to the University community at that time.

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