WMU continues to monitor pandemic
July 6, 2009
KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University continues to urge standard precautions to avoid contracting the H1N1 virus (Swine Flu), but is not recommending any changes in travel plans or public events and gatherings.
"At the beginning of the outbreak in May, it was unclear whether H1N1 would pose a serious threat to humans," says Dr. Lisa Marshall, medical director at WMU's Sindecuse Health Center. "We have much more information now, and most of it is relatively reassuring at this time."
Today's facts and recommendations about H1N1
"For better or worse, the situation will change," says Marshall, "which is why we are continuing to monitor the spread of the virus. We continue to urge standard precautions to avoid contracting the flu, but there is no evidence that extraordinary measures are warranted at this time."
In all cases, WMU follows the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control, World Health Organization, and state and local health departments.
Visit the Flu Information Center at wmich.edu/flu for links to the Sindecuse Health Center, WMU's pandemic plan and other campus resources, as well as related pages of the CDC and other state, national and international agencies.
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