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H1N1 Virus ("Swine Flu") Information
Health is a high priority for academic success, and we invite you to partner with us in this adventure.
H1N1 flu is a vital concern to all of us. The symptoms are similar to
seasonal flu, but the population that is presenting with the highest number
of cases and the most complications is not the elderly but individuals in the
0-24 years-aged group.
Seattle Pacific has put in place a number of actions to decrease the
spread of H1N1 and educate our staff, faculty, and student in ways the
help prevent the spread of this and other illnesses.
You will hear terms such as
Such personal behaviors/responsibilities show respect for yourself and
others in reducing the spread of infections.
Incorporated in this list are food items to supplement the sick trays from
food services, personal care items and medications for self care, and
cleaning supplies for surfaces that are frequently touched.
in contact with the local health department. This page will be updated as recommendations and plans change to manage the university responses
How can I prevent the spread of flu?
The best prevention for all types of influenza is to receive flu immunizations. These strategies can help:
How can I tell if I have the flu?
The symptoms of both the seasonal flu and the H1N1 virus are the same:
If you become sick, the duration of the illness can be limited with antiviral medications given at the first sign of symptoms.
Emergency warning signs
If you become ill and experience any of the following warning signs, seek medical attention immediately:
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