H1N1 (swine flu) Update

UW-Stout Current Statement on H1N1 Virus

Date: Monday May 7 2009

TO: All students, faculty and staff

FROM: Jim Uhlir, Executive Director of Health & Safety

SUBJECT: Dunn County Health Department confirms one case of H1N1 virus in Dunn County. 

University officials continue to monitor the situation regarding H1N1 (swine) influenza.  Yesterday, the Dunn County Health Department confirmed the first case of H1N1 influenza in our county. However, this individual is not a student nor employee of UW-Stout. The Health Department has advised that no school closings are likely, even if new H1N1 cases pop up in the county. This is because the CDC now generally recommends that schools stay open, depending on the situation, and depending on the numbers of individuals confirmed to be ill. 

UW-Stout continues to remind everyone to practice good hand hygiene – washing hands frequently, and covering your coughs or sneezes  – all the time, not just during periods of increased flu awareness. Printable "Cover your Cough" posters are available on the CDC Web site and can be printed on 8 ½" X 11" sheets of paper.

The UW-Stout Student Health Services clinic will remain open through the current semester. The last day the clinic will be open for appointments is May 15. Please see the Student Health Services Web page for further information.

For more information on H1N1 influenza, including past advisories, see UW-Stout's Emergency Management Web site.