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1918 flu database now online

An online database allowing access to more than 100 documents related to the impact of the 1918 flu can now be found online.  The topic of the 1918 flu is the focus of the WSU common reading program that freshmen at the Pullman campus are participating in this year. The book Flu, written by Gina […]

Flu expert to present lecture

Lectures relating to the WSU common reading program’s book “The Flu” will be happening in October and November.   Author and former WSU faculty member, Dr. Alfred Crosby, will be lecturing on October 16 in CUE 203. He the world’s expert on the 1918 flu epidemic, and is cited multiple times in “Flu”, WSU’s Common Reading book. […]

Freshmen share book to enrich academic life

Nearly 3,000 freshmen will get “Flu” this summer — the book, not the virus — as WSU launches its first “common reading” project. Common reading projects at universities have gained popularity since the early 1990s. They have been shown to enhance students’ academic transition to college and increase their success. “‘Flu’ will provide rich topics […]

WSU at hub of testing procedures

It begins with just a telephone call. Unusual deaths in a flock of backyard chickens or ducks may prompt a call to the state veterinarian’s office, launching a statewide system of “bird flu” testing centered at the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (WADDL), in the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine. WSU is a founding member […]

Flu vaccinations available on campus

WSU College of Pharmacy in partnership with WSU Health and Wellness will be offering flu vaccinations to the WSU community.  The program starts October 23 and continues through November 9.  Vaccinations are available on various days during the week at several locations across campus.  Check WSU Announcements for dates, times, and locations.   Also, flyers will be […]

Planning for possible pandemic under way

The threat of an influenza pandemic has health and safety officials worldwide on alert as they monitor and map cases of the newest virus (H5N1) in Southeast Asia and Europe. Ironically, WSU Pullman is experiencing a fairy-tale-like year in which (as of Jan 17) “not one case of common influenza” has been reported to Health […]

Helpful hints for hand washing

As the cold and flu season approaches, it is important that people remember to wash their hands often. This year it may be especially important as the Center for Disease Control and Prevention predicts 5-20 percent of the population will get the flu this year, with more than 200,000 flu-related hospitalizations and 36,000 deaths (www.cdc.gov/flu). […]

Vaccine not available on campus

Due to the national flu vaccine shortage, WSU Health and Wellness Services has no flu vaccine available.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended available influenza vaccinations be administered to priority groups only.  Priority or high-risk groups include children under two years old, adults over 65 years, anyone with underlying chronic medical conditions, pregnant women, […]