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Citadel News Service
7 May 2009

Campus community closely monitoring swine flu spread

1:21 p.m. eastern time

There remains a single confirmed case of swine flu in the Charleston area and that individual is no longer ill or infectious. The SC Department of Health and Environmental Control reports 29 South Carolinians have tested positive for the swine flu. Of these cases, 24 are associated in some way with a recent Newberry Academy trip to Mexico. The following is a link to the DHEC map which illustrates that all but two cases are in the upstate

In conjunction with federal, state and local health officials, The Citadel staff continues to monitor closely the presence in South Carolina of the swine flu.

All Citadel graduation activities remain as scheduled.

Cadets, faculty and staff and visitors to campus are encouraged to take basic precautions to prevent infection and fight the spread of the virus:

Cadets, faculty and staff and visitors to campus are encouraged to take basic precautions to prevent infection and fight the spread of the virus:

  • Wash your hands thoroughly and often, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Cover your cough with your sleeve, not your hand. 
  • Stay home and contact your health care provider if you're sick.
  • Cadets with fever and respiratory symptoms should report to the Infirmary ASAP.
  • Stay away from people who are sick. 
  • Eat a healthy diet and get plenty of rest.

Additional information will be posted on our web site at www.citadel.edu and http://bulldogalert.info at it becomes available.

Information about the H1N1 virus is also available from the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control and the Centers for Disease Control.

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