Swine Flu Precautions at USU

With the confirmation of two more cases of the HINI virus, commonly known as Swine Flu, and additional cases statewide, the director of Utah State University’s Student Health and Wellness office says professors and students should take precautions to reduce the chance of spreading the virus.Dr. Jim Davis says because part of the recommended treatment for patients with symptoms of the influenza is social distancing, or staying away from others, for the duration of the symptoms, it’s inevitable that it will affect USU and its teaching mission to some degree.Davis says if students acquire Swine Flu they should stay home, take specific medications and take other intervention steps to slow the spread of the disease. If more cases emerge, Davis says he will recommend that professors consider making more of their coursework accessible via Blackboard or other online venues.

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