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Many people are concerned about the incidence of swine flu and how it might affect the EMU community.

EMU President Susan Martin has established a team of health and safety personnel to monitor the situation and take proactive measures to inform and help protect our University community.

With nearly 23,000 students on campus, Eastern Michigan University's health professionals have launched a comprehensive H1N1 prevention initiative to minimize risks caused by both the seasonal flu and the H1N1 virus.

EMU’s health center also will provide immunizations so incoming freshmen can receive any needed vaccinations, such as meningitis, Tdap (tetanus-diptheria-acellular pertussis) or seasonal flu.


UPCOMING VACCINATION CLINICS

University Health Services will offer a H1N1 flu vaccination clinic as follows:

Tuesday, Jan. 26, 3 – 6 p.m., 1st floor Snow Health Center

Cost: $10

Both the nasal spray and the injectible shot will be available. Eligibility includes all persons over six months of age.

For more information, contact Snow Health Center staff at 487.1122.


What is swine flu?

Swine influenza is a viral infection of the respiratory tract much like regular human influenza. The Swine Influenza currently circulating is an Influenza A (H1N1). The symptoms of swine flu are similar to other types of flu. Symptoms include a 100-degree fever or higher, a cough, sore throat, body aches, headaches, chills and fatigue. Diarrhea and vomiting may also occur. Like seasonal flu, swine flu can vary in severity from mild to severe. The reported cases in the United States have been relatively mild.

How can I learn more?

This web site will be updated regularly in an effort to provide the most accurate information and help protect our students, faculty and staff.

Questions related to this information can be directed to health.educator@emich.edu.


Updates (most recent first):

H1N1 Influenza Update, Dec. 9 (PDF)

H1N1 Influenza Update, Dec. 2 (PDF)

H1N1 Influenza Update, Nov. 24 (PDF)

H1N1 Influenza Update, Nov. 18 (PDF)

H1N1 Influenza Update, Nov. 9 (PDF)

H1N1 Influenza Update, Nov. 3 (PDF)

H1N1 Influenza Update, Oct. 26 (PDF)

H1N1 Influenza Update, Oct. 19 (PDF)

H1N1 Influenza Update, Oct. 15 (PDF)

H1N1 Influenza Update, Sept. 28 (PDF)

H1N1 Influenza Update, Sept. 18 (PDF)

H1N1 Influenza Update, Sept. 11 (PDF)

Read the Sept. 3, 2009 press release.

H1N1 Influenza Update (09/01/2009)


EMU is a participant in the American College Health Association Pandemic Influenza Surveillance project.

ACHA is aggregating data from participating institutions to report on the incidence of flu-like illnesses in college settings. ACHA says: "Together, our efforts should provide college health professionals and public health officials with a greater understanding of the pace and geography of newly emerging cases and better understand and manage response to the novel H1N1 flu pandemic."

Visit this site to review the weekly and cumulative data.