Message from the UH Manoa Chancellor regarding influenza statusUniversity of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Director of Communications
Mahalo to the University Health Services (UHS) for their service today in light of the one UH Mānoa student testing positive for H1N1 Influenza A virus, as reported yesterday. UHS saw slightly more than 50 people today with a variety of health concerns; in those individuals with influenza symptoms, no Influenza A virus was detected based on the rapid detection test.
That is reassuring. However, because H1N1 virus is in the community, all of us must remain vigilant and continue to take necessary precautions to prevent infection and spread (see http://www.manoa.hawaii.edu). Also, if you have influenza symptoms (flu always causes a fever, and is often accompanied by cough, sore throat, fatigue and aches/pains), seek medical care, and practice social isolation by staying at home or in your on-campus residence hall or dorm room to prevent spread of the disease.
UHS will resume its regular schedule and be closed on Sunday. It will be open at 7:45 a.m. on Monday morning (see http://www.hawaii.edu/shs).
Chancellor Virginia S. Hinshaw