- CDC updates guidelines on H1N1 flu
- Public Health releases new figures on confirmed H1N1 cases
- Public Health updates number of confirmed H1N1 cases
- Monday events operating as originally scheduled
- A letter to the University of Delaware community
- DPH reports statewide H1N1 numbers
- H1N1 Influenza: Questions & Answers
- Little Bob clinic to serve only students with special health criteria
- University announces event cancellations
- UD athletics announces additional cancellations
- Four swine flu cases confirmed in Delaware
- Baseball, softball trips canceled
- Gov. Markell seeks advisory assistance from CDC
- A letter to the University community
- Two Thursday events canceled
- UPDATE: Additional potential swine flu cases identified at University of Delaware
- University, state leaders monitoring flu situation
- Public Health issues guidelines for those with flu-like symptoms
- Public Health opens call center
- Clinic for students with flu symptoms open at Carpenter Sports Building
- Four probable swine flu cases identified at UD
2:57 p.m., May 9, 2009----The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued new guidance documents on the H1N1 flu. CDC's goals continue to be to reduce transmissions and illness severity and to provide information that will assist the public, as well as health care providers and public officials.
Members of the University community are reminded of the importance of taking precautions to prevent the spread of H1N1, as well as other diseases. The CDC recommends washing hands with soap and warm water for 20 seconds and using alcohol-based products when water is not available. It is also important to wash hands before preparing or eating food and after going to the bathroom.
Earlier this year, UD launched a program to promote good hand hygiene, since keeping hands clean is one of the most important steps to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Purell hand sanitizer stations have been installed in each campus dining hall, the Trabant University Center and the Perkins Student Center, and a poster campaign outlines proper handwashing techniques.
Anyone experiencing flu-like symptoms should avoid close contact with others as much as possible, and that means not going to class or to work. UD students who are experiencing the symptoms of H1N1 flu should go to the Student Health Services in Laurel Hall, and faculty and staff experiencing flu-like symptoms should contact their personal physicians.
H1N1 symptoms include:
--Fever, greater than 100 degrees F,
--Headache and body aches and
For more information about H1N1 in the state of Delaware, visit the Delaware Division of Public Health Web site.
An archive of information provided to the University community about H1N1 is available by clicking here.
In addition, the University of Delaware Library has added a brief list of current information resources about the H1N1 influenza to the "What's New" section of the library home page, found bottom right. To link directly to the list, click here.