Monday, September 7, 2009
To the Westminster College Community,
Today Dr. Uberti, one of our College physicians, treated four students with influenza-like symptoms (fever, with cough, body aches, nasal congestion) and all four were tested for influenza. One of those students tested positive for influenza and is being isolated in the Student Health Center. The student has been tested for the H1N1 virus. However, the results will not be available for three days.
Fortunately, the student was away from campus for a few days prior to becoming ill. We have been or will be in contact with those who have come into close contact with the student.
We will continue to keep the campus apprised as we receive additional information. In the meantime, please be vigilant in your precautions to avoid illness.
- 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 hand cleaners are also effective.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread this way.
- Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
Judith Duda, RN-C
Student Health Center