Campus information regarding swine flu

4/27/2009 - By: Staff Report

During the past few days, there have been reports of swine flu in certain countries as well as isolated cases in the United States.

As of Monday afternoon, according to the Nevada State Health Division and the Nevada Division of Health and Human Services, there have been no cases of swine flu reported in Nevada.

Federal and state health officials continue to stress that the public has no reason to be alarmed about reports of swine flu.

Students at the University of Nevada, Reno are encouraged to visit or contact the Student Health Center if they have questions about swine flu or if they feel they are experiencing flu-like symptoms. The Student Health Center is located on the north campus in the Redfield Building. The phone number is 784-6598.

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to do the following:

  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue whenever 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 are also effective.
  • If you get sick with influenza, the Centers for Disease Control recommend that you stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread this way.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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