April 30, 2009
09-085

Thressea Boyd
Director of Communications

University Monitoring Influenza Situation

VALDOSTA --Valdosta State University health officials and administrators continue to monitor national, local and state developments regarding the Swine Flu outbreak.

University officials encourage the campus community to seek immediate medical attention if you experience “flu-like” symptoms and avoid close contact with other people. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends the following actions to stay healthy:

  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hands cleaners are also effective.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread that way.
  • Stay home if you get sick and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.

Valdosta State will continue to work with local health agencies to monitor the Swine Flu situation and post updates on its main Web site at www.valdosta.edu . Additional information is available at the CDC Swine Flu web site at http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/ .