As many of you are aware, cases of the Swine Flu have been reported in the U.S., with each individual experiencing mild “flu-like” symptoms. There have been no reported cases on the University of Memphis campus.
As a precaution, you are encouraged to seek immediate medical attention if you experience “flu-like” symptoms by visiting the Student Health Services or your primary care physician.
Information is available on the CDC Swine Flu web site at: http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/. Or, you may contact Student Health Services at 678-2287. Additional guidance is available using the following links:
U.S. Department of State – Travel Alert
Memphis-Shelby County Office of Emergency Preparedness
What You Can Do to Stay Healthy
There are everyday actions people can take to stay healthy.
- 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 hands cleaners are also effective.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread that way.
Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
- 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.
Shirley C. Raines, President