(Aug. 3, 2009) The University of Colorado Denver Emergency Response Team (ERT) continues to closely monitor reports and cases of the H1N1 flu. This effort is in preparation for the return of students to UC Denver campuses and the potential threat presented by this flu virus.
While a vaccine specific to the H1N1 virus is not expected to be available until October, UC Denver does recommend that students, faculty and staff obtain the flu vaccines that are available to protect against other flu strains.
As we approach the flu season, we are reminded how important it is for each individual to take precautions advocated by health authorities. Because these illnesses are thought to spread mainly person-to-person individuals should:
- Wash hands frequently and properly
- Cover your sneezes and coughs
- Avoid others with respiratory illnesses
- Stay at home if you are sick
Work also continues to ensure that important updates regarding this flu threat are easily available here at www.ucdenver.edu/flualert.