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General Announcements

November 12, 2009

The College has been providing weekly updates on the number of students exhibiting flu-like symptoms since the academic year began.

Since the start of the semester, 208 students have come forward with such symptoms, and all have since returned to classes. With no new cases reported since November 5, the College is discontinuing its weekly updates; they will resume if and when conditions warrant. Read more >>

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October 29, 2009

On Thursdays the College provides an updated snapshot of the situation involving students exhibiting flu-like symptoms.

Since the start of the semester, 198 students have come forward with such symptoms. Of these, 195 have recovered and returned to classes.

At this point, one student is in isolation and two have gone home to recover.  Read More >>

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October 22, 2009

Each Thursday the College provides an updated snapshot of the situation involving students exhibiting flu-like symptoms.

Since the start of the semester, 194 students have come forward with such symptoms. Of these, 188 have recovered and returned to classes.

At this point, six students are in isolation on campus, either in College-provided spaces or in single rooms.  Read More >>

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October 20, 2009

A delay in the delivery of H1N1 and seasonal flu vaccines ordered by the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC) has led to the postponement of school-based vaccine programs including the one planned for the College.

Maine CDC Director Dr. Dora Mills says the delay is being caused by a bottleneck in the vaccine manufacturing process due to the nationwide demand for the H1N1 flu vaccine.

The College is registered as a vaccine provider to facilitate delivery of the vaccine once it's available.  Read More >>

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October 15, 2009

Each Thursday the College provides an updated snapshot of the situation involving students exhibiting flu-like symptoms.

Since the start of the semester, 187 students have come forward with such symptoms. Of these, 185 have recovered and returned to classes.

At this point, two students are in isolation on campus — one at the Buck Center, the other in a single room.  Read More >>

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October 8, 2009

It has been the College's practice to update on Thursdays the number of students who have exhibited flu-like symptoms.

Since the start of the semester, 182 students have come forward with such symptoms.

Of these, 179 have recovered and returned to classes.

Read more >>

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October 1, 2009

On Thursdays the College provides an updated snapshot of the situation involving students exhibiting flu-like symptoms.

Since the start of the semester, 177 students have come forward with such symptoms. Of these, 169 have recovered and returned to classes.

At this point, six students are in isolation on campus, either in College-provided spaces or in single rooms, and two students have chosen to recuperate at home.  Read more >>

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September 24, 2009

Each Thursday the College provides an updated snapshot of the situation involving students exhibiting flu-like symptoms.

Since the start of the semester, 162 students have come forward with such symptoms. Of these, 133 have recovered and returned to classes.  Read more >>


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September 18, 2009

To Members of the Bowdoin Community,

I am writing to update my message of last Thursday regarding the H1N1 virus ("swine flu") at Bowdoin. As expected, we have seen a significant increase in the number of students reporting flu-like symptoms. Thus far, ill students continue to recover quickly after experiencing symptoms that are generally milder in nature than the seasonal flu. Read more >>

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September 10, 2009

To Members of the Bowdoin Community,

Bowdoin, like many other colleges and universities across the country, has seen an increasing number of students with flu-like symptoms since classes began last week. As a precaution, and consistent with our planning, we took steps in advance to diagnose, isolate, treat, feed, and care for students reporting these symptoms. At the same time, state health officials conducted tests for the H1N1 virus, commonly known as "Swine Flu." Late yesterday, the College received word from the state that the H1N1 virus has indeed appeared at Bowdoin, with eight confirmed cases among our students. To our knowledge, we currently have no cases of the H1N1 virus among Bowdoin faculty or staff. Since H1N1 has now been confirmed here, the state will discontinue tests at Bowdoin.   Read more >>