Aug. 28, 2009
Two Northwest students diagnosed with probable H1N1
Two Northwest Missouri State University students have been diagnosed with probable H1N1 influenza, based on diagnosis recommendations from the CDC and the Missouri Department of Health.
Both students were diagnosed today, Friday, Aug. 28, after complaining of flu-like symptoms and were advised to self-isolate.
Northwest is reminding the campus community to safeguard their health and the health of others by proactively practicing good hygiene and avoiding contact with others if they develop symptoms, which include high fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue.
The following actions are recommended:
- Wash hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water or applying alcohol-based hand cleaner.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. If you don't have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your elbow or shoulder, not your hands. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
- If you are sick and have flu-like symptoms, stay home for at least 24 hours after you no longer have a fever. Do not make this determination after suppressing fever with medications such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen.
Students should immediately contact an available health-care provider or the emergency room if they develop symptoms over the weekend and may contact the University Wellness Center (660.562.1348) during regular business hours (M-F, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.). Northwest faculty and staff are likewise urged to notify their health-care provider if they develop flu-like symptoms.
Additional flu information is available at www.flu.gov or by calling the Centers for Disease Control at 1-800-CDC-INFO (232-4636)
For more information, please contact:
Mark Hornickel, Media Relations Specialist
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