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WSU veterinary students visit the Centers for Disease Control
February 3, 2014

cdc-logo-150PULLMAN, Wash. – Nine veterinary students and two faculty from the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine were among some 300 veterinary students from colleges across North America who visited the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week to learn about educational, research and career opportunities there.

Flu cases multipy as testing equipment is delivered
May 7, 2009


A (H1N1) Cases as of 8 a.m. May 7

896 confirmed cases in 41 states



General safety measures


*  Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and throw the used tissue in the trash.


Wash your hands often with soap and hot water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand cleaners should also be used between hand-washings.


*  Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.


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Nine cases of swine flu confirmed in Washington state
May 5, 2009



U.S. Human Cases of H1N1 Flu Infection

(As of May 5, 2009, 11:00 AM ET)


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Number of cases doubles; state supplies arriving
May 4, 2009



Swine flu (H1N1) cases have doubled in the United States since May 1, from 141 confirmed cases to 286, with one death. Although there are 35 suspected cases of swine flu in Washington state, there are still none that have been “laboratory confirmed.” 


One case was confirmed today in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.


During the past several days, truckloads of medication (Relenza® and Tamiflu®) and other medical supplies ( masks, gowns, and other medical supplies) have arrived in numerous locations throughout Washington state, according to the Washington state
Department of Health

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Spokane, other universities, report cases of flu
April 30, 2009


Washington State Department of Health announced Wednesday evening that six “probable cases of swine flu” have been identified in the state — three in King County, two in Snohomish County and one in Spokane County.


Having testing multiple flu samples since Monday, the DOH is now sending “six samples it could not positively subtype to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for further testing.”


U.S. Human Cases of Swine Flu
(CDC, April 30, 2009, 10:30 AM ET)


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No known cases of swine flu in Washington state
April 27, 2009

No cases of swine flu have been detected in Washington state, according to a press release by the state’s Department of Health, and the risk of exposure is currently low.


Both the Department of Health and the national Centers for Disease Control have issued several press releases on the swine flu outbreak and posted informational Web pages regarding the situation.


As of this morning, the CDC had identified approximately 40 cases of swine flu nationwide, with no identified cases in the state of Washington.


Although the risk of people of contracting the swine flu in Pullman  is low, WSU’s Pandemic/Contagious Disease Group is monitoring the … » More …

Dispelling rumors, getting prepared
May 9, 2003

You’ve heard about it in Asia, in Toronto, spots in Europe and on both the east and west coast of the United States. It’s Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, better known as SARS, and it’s the latest epidemic on the planet, with approximately 6,500 reported cases and 460 deaths to its credit worldwide.Rapid spread of this disease is causing universities nationwide to take preventative measures. Washington State University has canceled several faculty-led summer programs to China and other infected nations listed by the U.S. Center for Disease Control. The university’s Health and Wellness Services has information available online, and the university’s Epidemic/Outbreak Planning Team began meeting … » More …