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Special Edition: Nov. 4, 2009

Student Cases of Flu-like Illnesses Increase
The number of cases of influenza-like illness among University of Rochester students has increased in the last two weeks. In September and early October, University Health Service (UHS) tracked about 10 cases a week. During the last two weeks that number has increased significantly, exceeding 70 last week. This is in line with what is happening across New York State and the rest of the country.

Fortunately, the cases continue to be mild to moderate, and no students have required admission to the hospital. UHS staff are contacting every student who is confined to his or her room every day. The first few doses of H1N1 vaccine arrived last week, and UHS expects additional deliveries later this month. Announcements for H1N1 vaccine clinics for students will be made as soon as enough vaccine is available.

In the meantime, students should take the usual precautions to prevent the spread of influenza. The most important advice is for sick people to stay in their room or at home.

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For more information:

University's H1N1 Web site (updated daily)

UHS Web site

For medical-related questions, call UHS at (585) 275-2662. Direct general inquiries to the Dean of Students Office, (585) 275-4085.

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