Type A influenza was bad enough — now we have type B.
PULLMAN, Wash. – Flu season is nearly upon us, and WSU students and employees statewide are encouraged to get their flu vaccinations.
By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer
PULLMAN, Wash. – Five years ago this month, one of the first U.S. outbreaks of the H1N1 virus swept through the Washington State University campus, striking some 2,000 people. A WSU math and biology professor has used a trove of data gathered at the time to gain insight into how only a few infected people could launch the virus’s rapid spread across the university community.
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 talking with a nurse in the clinic and 10 patients who saw a physician), and 33 on Tuesday.
Since last Friday, the clinic has been contacted by 190 students, fewer than were in contact with the clinic on the busiest day at the height of the outbreak two … » More …
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.
* Try to … » More …
U.S. Human Cases of H1N1 Flu Infection
(As of May 5, 2009, 11:00 AM ET)
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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 current outbreak of swine influenza.
“Our laboratory is ready to conduct heightened surveillance for the human H1N1, the so-called swine flu virus, if it occurs in animals,” said Terry McElwain a professor in the School for Global Animal Heath and executive director of the Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory. “As part … » More …