Nielsen advisory on H1N1
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Brent Nielsen today told the St. Cloud State University community that H1N1 influenza is causing absenteeism and resulting in sick people being on campus.
A physician and medical director of Student Health Services, Nielsen said staff members are seeing students, answering telephone calls and helping university officials make decisions about the flu's effects on campus life.
"The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) will continue to serve as the primary guidance for our campus," Nielsen said.
According to the CDC, H1N1 is is a new influenza virus first detected in people in the United States in April 2009. The virus is spreading from person-to-person worldwide, probably in much the same way that regular seasonal influenza viruses spread. On June 11, 2009, the World Health Organization signaled that a pandemic of H1N1 flu was underway.
Reminders from Student Health Services: