University communications related to H1N1
Message from Assistant Vice President, Safety & Risk Management, David Hopka delivered via e-mail to all Ohio University faculty, staff and students on Dec. 15, 2009.
Ohio University will hold its second 2009 H1N1 vaccination clinic for priority group members of Ohio University students, faculty, staff and dependents on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 11 and 12.
Message from Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit delivered via e-mail to all faculty on Oct. 1, 2009.
On Friday, Sept. 25, Hudson Health Center sent a specimen from a student who tested positive for Influenza A for H1N1 testing. The results of that test, which were received today, were positive.
Message distributed via e-mail to all faculty and staff on Oct. 1, 2009, from Chief Human Resources Officer Luis Lewin.
As students pour into Ohio University from across the country and world, officials are urging members of the university community to take precautions to protect themselves from infectious diseases such as the flu.
Ohio University continues to monitor the H1N1 influenza A outbreak. The university has a pandemic influenza response plan in place, which is guided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations for institutions of higher education. Recent updates to these recommendations are currently being reviewed by the university, along with continued planning with county health officials.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has raised its flu warning to its highest level, or a Phase 6 alert, declaring a global influenza epidemic. It should be noted, however, that this indicates only an increase in the virus's circulation, not an increase in the amount of severe illnesses from it.
Ohio University is continuing to monitor the H1N1 influenza A outbreak. University student health center staff and emergency preparedness staff continue to receive updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other health information sources.
Ohio University officials said Tuesday that they are closely monitoring the evolving H1N1 influenza A outbreak through daily updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other health information sources.
As news spreads of confirmed swine flu cases in Mexico, the United States and Canada, many are wondering what swine flu is and how to prevent an infection. Martha Simpson, assistant professor of family medicine in the College of Osteopathic Medicine and president of University Medical Associates, provides some answers.