pandemic influenza information
UNC Pembroke maintains plans in preparation for emergency events, including the H1N1 flu. This site provides the latest information for UNCP students, faculty and staff on pandemic influenza, travel advisories, UNCP policies and other information.
Influenza (or "flu") is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccination each year. Every year in the United States, on average 5% to 20% of the population gets the flu; more than 200,000 people are hospitalized from flu complications and; about 36,000 people die from flu-related causes. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk for serious flu complications.
Additional Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) links about the flu:
Influenza (also known as the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by flu viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The flu is different from a cold. The flu usually comes on suddenly and may include these symptoms:
Additional Links (from CDC)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that you take everyday preventive actions. If you experience flu symptoms and are a registered student, please visit Student Health Services for assistance. If you are off-campus and unable to visit Student Health Services, please visit your regular physician or an emergency facility.
Posters and Other Printable Educational Materials
For printable materials, visit www.cdc.gov/germstopper/materials.htm or click the following links (posters are in PDF format).
Other Prevention Education Links
If you Travel Internationally
The World Health Organization (WHO), the CDC and the U.S. Department of State issue travel information, alert, warnings and announcements for public safety, personal security and health issues. WHO, CDC and State Department advisories are updated often and may differ; the University recommend you consult these sites before traveling. When they differ, UNCP recommends erring on the side of caution by following the most conservative advice.
For more international travel health information, see:
Precautions for International Travelers
If you have recently lived in, or traveled from an area where avian flu is present and you now have a fever, headache, muscle aches or respiratory symptoms, you should call a health care provider and ask for instructions.
Students should contact UNCP Student Health Services at 910.521.6219.
Individual, School and Community Plans
Do you have a personal plan in preparation for a pandemic event? Visit the following sites for planning information:
Updated: Thursday, July 14, 2011
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