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Provost discusses swine flu precautions
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Dear Students,

You are likely aware of the news reports about the swine flu. One mild case has been confirmed in Ohio. Though we have no reported cases of swine flu on campus or nearby, we are taking a few precautions just to be safe:

  • The nurses and physicians in UA's Health Services are monitoring patients for respiratory illness.
  • Our emergency operations group will hold a conference call daily to discuss the status of the flu and contingency plans.
  • UA Health Services works closely with the experts at the Akron Health Department and at other health agencies. These agencies are following the situation both locally and nationally, and they will alert us if the situation changes.

I want to emphasize that these steps are merely precautionary.

The spread of any flu virus can be reduced by following these good habits (from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention):

  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when 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.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread that way.Influenza is thought to spread mainly person-to-person through coughing or sneezing of infected people.
  • If you get sick, CDC recommends that you stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.

Swine flu can be treated. If you believe you are coming down with the flu, contact your physician or visit Health Services in the Student Recreation and Wellness Center Room 260.

For more information and updates, visit:

We will keep you informed if the situation on campus changes.

Sincerely,

Elizabeth Stroble
Senior Vice President, Provost and Chief Operating Officer
The University of Akron

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The University of Akron's Zipmail is a compilation of University announcements for University students, sent each Friday unless circumstances require otherwise. The deadline for submissions to be considered by the University is 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday.

Zipmail is a University of Akron communication vehicle established for the benefit of The University of Akron to communicate with its students. Items will be accepted for publication only when the University is directly involved in the activity through participation, sponsorship, or partnership with one of its recognized organizations, colleges or departments. The University reserves the right to edit or to refuse to run any submission for any reason. Zipmail is not, nor is it intended to be, a public forum or a limited public forum. Questions about the implementation of this policy may be directed to zipmail@uakron.edu.

Items to be considered for inclusion in Zipmail should be sent through the Zipmail Event Submission Form. Due to the volume of submissions received, items will not run more than one time.

Questions about specific announcements should be made to the contact person/department/organization listed in the announcement.Your event will automatically be forwarded to the University's online calendar. The Zipmail Coordinator can be reached at x2837.
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