MAY 1, 2009
Marquette monitoring H1N1 flu status, no cases reported
Marquette University officials, in collaboration with the Milwaukee Health Department, are closely monitoring reports of H1N1 (swine) flu worldwide and locally. No cases of H1N1 flu in Marquette faculty, staff or students have been reported and there is no immediate impact on the university or its operations.
There are currently two probable cases of H1N1 flu in the City of Milwaukee and three additional probable cases elsewhere in the state. Confirmation of these cases is pending.
The university works closely with the City of Milwaukee Health Department on all matters of public health. Members of the university community are reminded to take common-sense precautions to prevent the spread of germs, including frequent hand-washing, covering your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze, avoiding touching eyes, nose and mouth, and avoiding close contact with sick people.
If you do develop symptoms consistent with influenza, including fever, cough and body aches, stay home and minimize contact with others. For more information, contact Student Health Service at 8-7184 or the City of Milwaukee’s H1N1 Flu Hotline at 414-286-3616.