Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Swine flu spreads to the University of Stellenbosch

NEWS24.com: It is not known how the students came into contact with the virus.

SHOOT: Areas where large numbers of people congregate are going to be the early epicentres of the virus. Universities, schools, airports, stadiums, skyscrapers, bus terminusses, gyms, cinemas.
clipped from www.news24.com
Stellenbosch – Two Matie students have been diagnosed with H1N1 flu, while a third student is believed to have contracted the disease.
Two cases of the H1N1 virus were reported to the University of Stellenbosch's Campus Health Service (CHS) over the weekend.
A resident of the Helderberg men's hostel and one from the Heemstede women's hostel were diagnosed. They are currently being treated at their parent's homes, the university said.
The university sent an e-mail to all staff and students last week to assure them that the CHS was being kept informed of developments regarding the H1N1 virus.
Viviers said that where possible, ill students should be attended to in single rooms in hostels. There was no reason to cancel travel plans, impose quarantine conditions, or recommend wearing masks, he said.
Staff and students were requested to immediately inform the university management and CHS if it was confirmed that they had contracted the virus.
The CHS can be contacted on 021 808 3496/3494
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