Case of H1N1 flu at UH Manoa campus

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
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Posted: May 8, 2009

The following email alert was sent out to UH Mānoa students, faculty and staff at 1:45 p.m. today:

A student living in a UH Mānoa residence hall has tested positive for H1N1 flu (swine flu). The student reported to the University Health Services Mānoa on Wednesday with flu-like symptoms, and the test was today confirmed by the Hawai‘i State Department of Health. The student is recovering from what appears to be a mild illness.

Other students and staff members who have been in close contact with the student are being notified and will be evaluated. The affected areas of the Hale Wainani residence hall are being disinfected. The student and two roommates, who are displaying symptoms of the illness, are being isolated in separate rooms.

Anyone who shows signs of flu-like illness should contact the University Health Services at 956-8965. Symptoms of H1N1 virus include sudden fever, coughing, sore throat, body aches and pains/fatigue.

University Health Services will be open on Saturday, May 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Chancellor Virginia S. Hinshaw said, "As everyone is aware, influenza is a current concern in Hawaiʻi, so all of us should follow good infection control practices, including avoiding others if you are sick with flu symptoms. That will help reduce the spread of the virus."

Health officials continue to stress the importance of following the recommended public health guidelines cover your cough or sneeze, wash your hands often, and do not come to work or school if you are sick.

There are currently no changes to University operations or activities, and the campus is operating normally.

For updated information, check the UH Mānoa Web site at http://manoa.hawaii.edu or call the campus emergency hotline at: (808) 956-0001.

If you have any questions, contact: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/feedback.

For more information, visit: http://manoa.hawaii.edu