Swine Flu Update
04-29-09 5:00 pm
The Chicago Department of Public Health has informed the University that a Loyola student has a probable, but unconfirmed, case of swine flu, and that it appears to be isolated at this time.
The student, a male, 20 years old, who lived on-campus in Fairfield Hall, has been home for several days and is doing well.
At this time, authorities have informed the University that it can continue to conduct business as usual.
As always, we encourage everyone to take precautions in order to stay healthy and to do your part to keep the community safe.
04-28-09 1:24 pm
In response to the reported human cases of swine influenza in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have recently issued a public health advisory.
To date, there are no known cases in Illinois. It is important, however, to take precautions in order to stay healthy and to do your part in keeping the community safe. Public health authorities recommend the following:
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, and 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, as germs spread more easily that way.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick. If you get sick, the CDC recommends you stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.
Symptoms of swine influenza are similar to seasonal influenza and include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills, and fatigue. Some people have also reported diarrhea and vomiting. Students experiencing flu-like symptoms should call the Wellness Center at 773.508.8883, and faculty and staff members should contact your health care provider.
For more information about the swine influenza, please visit these helpful links: