Health officials on campus to talk "Flu"
Contact: Rene Abadie
HAMMOND – Representatives of the state’s Office of Public Health will be on Southeastern Louisiana University’s campus next Wednesday to answer students’ questions about H1N1 influenza, commonly know as “Swine flu.”
The public health officials will staff an exhibit in the Student Union Mall from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. where they will show a brief video, distribute educational literature, and address concerns students and others may have about the current influenza outbreak and the prospects for this year’s seasonal flu.
The visit is being sponsored by the University Health Center as part of its efforts to ensure that students are well informed about influenza and the steps they can take to minimize their risk. Students seeking additional information are encouraged to visit the following Web sites, considered to be reliable sources of up-to-date information:
Southeastern health officials said that fewer than 40 students have reported exhibiting flu-like symptoms, and most were commuter students. Faculty, staff and students are being encouraged to stay home if they show signs of the flu.