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Health and Wellness reports sharp decline in cases

PULLMAN – Staff members at Health and Wellness Services on the WSU campus have seen a sharp decline in recent days in the number of students complaining of influenza-like symptoms. The clinic had contact with 29 students complaining of influenza symptoms Wednesday (10 phone conversations with a nurse, nine patients who chose to self-care after […]

Preparing to monitor swine flu outbreak

PULLMAN — A vital part of the mission of WSU’s School for Global Animal Health is to conduct heightened surveillance for diseases that occur at the interface of humans and animals. As a member of the National Animal Health Laboratory Network, Washington’s Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory has prepared for heightened surveillance and testing during the […]

No known cases of swine flu in Washington state

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 […]

First influenza of season diagnosed

PULLMAN – Influenza has arrived again at WSU. A patient at Health and Wellness Services today tested positive for influenza A, cconfirmed case in the clinic for the current flu season. “There is a misperception that if you haven’t gotten sick by now, then you’re safe from the flu,” said Marsha Turnbull, health education administrator […]

Campus engages in common reading

With “Flu” making its way across the Pullman campus, the excitement has been contagious. In the third month of their first common reading project, WSU Pullman freshmen and their teachers are finding a variety of ways to use the book, “Flu: The Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the […]