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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

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:

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 or by calling the Centers for Disease Control at 1-800-CDC-INFO (232-4636)

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468