Information Concerning Flu on the UA Campus
August 19, 2009 - Filed under: Announcements
As of Aug. 18, The University of Alabama has confirmed 21 students who are exhibiting flu-like symptoms. The CDC and the Alabama Department of Public Health continue to recommend that H1N1 be treated just like seasonal flu.
If you have flu-like symptoms or think you may have been exposed to swine flu, please call 205-348-9184 during normal Student Health Center hours (8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday; and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the weekend). And, continue to practice these basic steps to help limit the spread of flu or any virus:
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand cleaners also are effective.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread that way.
- Clean and sterilize contaminated surfaces.
The University has a comprehensive plan in place to deal with H1N1 if it becomes a more serious disease. For more information on swine flu, visit http://www.prepare.ua.edu or http://www.cchs.ua.edu/shc/.
The University of Alabama, a student-centered research university, is experiencing significant growth in both enrollment and academic quality. This growth, which is positively impacting the campus and the state's economy, is in keeping with UA's vision to be the university of choice for the best and brightest students. UA, the state's flagship university, is an academic community united in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Alabamians.
CONTACT: Office of University Relations, (205) 348-5320