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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:  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

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