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Information on the H1N1 Flu Virus

The U.S. Public Health Emergency for 2009 H1N1 Influenza expired on June 23, 2010.  On August 10, 2010, the World Health Organization (WHO), International Health Regulations (IHR) Emergency Committee declared an end to the 2009 H1N1 pandemic globally. However, it is likely that the 2009 H1N1 virus will continue to spread for years to come, like a regular seasonal influenza virus.

The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months and older get a flu vaccine for the upcoming season as vaccine is available.

Questions about the H1N1 Virus? Send an e-mail to flu@apsu.edu.

Tips for Healthy Hygiene

www.cdc.gov/h1n1 for more information." href="http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/?s_cid=h1n1Flu_outbreak_038">As we await more developments regarding the H1N1 virus, Health Services staff would like to remind the community to practice healthy hygiene.

  • Wash your hands frequently, especially after touching or associating with people who are coughing, sneezing or blowing their nose, or when you have done any of these behaviors.
  • Cover your cough with your sleeve or with a tissue and dispose of the tissue afterward.
  • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Disinfect commonly used surfaces; viruses remain infectious on non-porous surfaces for up to 24 hours.
  • If you are sick with flu-like symptoms (fever, muscle aches, chills, nausea, diarrhea), it is recommended that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone without the aid of fever reducing medications.

If you believe yourself to be sick, seek medical assistance. Boyd Health Services is open MTWF 7am-1130am and 1pm -300pm, Th 7am-1130am for walk-ins. We are here to promote your health.

Symptoms of H1N1 Flu Virus

Download this helpful chart to help self-diagnose your condition.