Later this week I will release the details of our campus plan to help us prepare for the H1N1 flu that is already hitting many schools and colleges. Thanks to many of you who shared insights to be considered as we’ve built this plan.
With a widespread pandemic possible, the experts agree that the best things you can do are simple:
1. Wash your hands and/or use sanitizer often
2. Cover your mouth when you cough.
3. Isolate those who catch this flu until at least 24 hours after the fever breaks.
They strongly recommend a flu shot when the vaccine is available. We have already ordered them for the college.
The local CBS news featured a seminar hosted by our biology department Friday night dealing with the virus. The seminar was: “H1N1 Influenza virus (swine flu): Present state, Prevention, Prognosis” presented by Dr. Paul Byers, Medical Director, Mississippi State Board of Health
The link to that video clip can be found here.