H1N1 Update: Oct. 1

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.

The Centers for Disease Control recommends the following steps to reduce your risk of becoming infected:

  • Cover coughs and sneezes with sleeve or elbow
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
  • Wash hands frequently, especially after coughing or sneezing

The College maintains a Web site that provides extensive information about the H1N1 virus, a link to Bowdoin's Epidemic Response Plan, and archived advisories for students and their families, faculty, staff and families with children at the Bowdoin College Children's Center.

Additional information is also available at these sites:

Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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