Health precautions to avoid flu risk

April 29, 2009

With outbreaks of swine flu [also called A/H1N1 infection] now making national news, the Mississippi State University Student Health Center is offering important reminders to minimize the risk of infection.

As of April 29 [Wednesday], the Centers for Disease Control had advised restricting non-essential travel to Mexico, site of major outbreaks. With the number of outbreaks increasing, the possibility for a potential pandemic remains. There currently is no clear understanding of how communicable the virus is, nor the clinical nature of the infection.

To avoid the possibility of contracting the virus, the Longest Student Health Center advises vigilance and good hygiene. Specific recommendations:

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