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The University is monitoring the “swine flu” outbreak.  Faculty, staff members or students who have returned from Mexico (or have had contact with someone ill who has recently returned from Mexico) within the past week and have flu symptoms should limit their contact with people and report to their health care provider.

Symptoms of “swine flu” are the same as any other influenza illness, which may include fever, sore throat, cough, and body aches and pains.  Diarrhea and vomiting may also be associated with “swine flu.”

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed swine flu cases in New York City, California, Kansas, Texas and Ohio.

UW Oshkosh has a pandemic flu response plan in place. Designated individuals will be meeting for review and implementation of the plan, if necessary.

There are everyday actions you can take to help you stay healthy:

  • Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze
  • Wash your hands often and thoroughly
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth
  • Avoid contact with sick people
  • Manage stress, eat healthy, and get sufficient sleep

For more information on “swine flu” go to the following Web site

We will continue to keep the campus apprised as we get further updates.