H1N1 confirmed at Ohio University
Prevention emphasized as key to staying healthy
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. Individual health care providers as well as the Ohio Department of Health determine when to perform these tests on individuals who have influenza like illness (ILI).
We ask that our university community keep in mind that the general treatment for ILI, whether it is seasonal influenza or H1N1, is the same. For this reason it is not essential in most cases to determine whether they are H1N1 or seasonal flu.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in the Northern hemisphere, winter is the time for flu. While seasonal flu outbreaks can happen as early as October, most of the time influenza activity peaks in January or later. As the time for seasonal flu is not yet upon us, individuals experiencing ILI at this time are most likely to have H1N1.
For more information, click here to review a message that Dean of Students Ryan Lombardi shared with students, faculty and staff today.
H1N1 flu information: http://www.ohio.edu/h1n1/
Published: Oct 1, 2009 1:02 PM