September 06, 2009


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Update (Sept. 7, 2009): Since Sunday, Sept. 6, several students have been diagnosed with type A influenza, presumed to be H1N1 or swine flu. All of the students have been treated and are in isolation or returning home to recover. The University has informed those who are known to have been in contact with these students and instructed them to monitor themselves for symptoms of the flu and to call Student Health Services immediately should any symptoms emerge. Visit the swine flu information site for the latest information.

LEWISBURG, Pa. - A Bucknell University student has tested positive for influenza type A, presumed to be novel H1N1 or "swine flu."
 
The student, who lives in the Mods student housing on campus, was diagnosed and treated Sunday after visiting Bucknell's Student Health Services. He was placed in isolation and planned to return home later Sunday with his father until he recovers, which generally takes five days.
 
The University has informed his roommates and instructed them to monitor themselves for symptoms of the flu and to call Student Health Services immediately should any symptoms emerge.
 
Based on the advice of public health authorities, a positive test for influenza type A is presumed to be H1N1 or swine flu.
 
Three Bucknell students were diagnosed with presumed H1N1 from June 19 to 23, 2009. The students were treated and recovered.
 
The University has established a special webpage that contains important information about preventative steps that students, faculty and staff can take to protect themselves from the flu as well as links to related information. The webpage contains the most up-to-date information about swine flu cases at Bucknell.

Media contact: Division of Communications

 

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