University Continues to Monitor H1N1 Flu Virus

May 01, 2009 - Campus Bulletin

The World Health Organization has issued a level five alert in response to the novel cases of the H1N1 flu virus reported in several countries. The Public Health Agency of Canada has issued a travel health notice advising against all non-essential travel to Mexico.

As per the University's Pandemic Plan and as part of a co-ordinated regional response, U of G is working with Wellington- Dufferin-Guelph Public Health to monitor the situation and will take measures as advised by public health.

The University of Guelph encourages all staff, faculty and students to educate themselves on this issue and to take appropriate precautions.

Information is available on the following websites:
Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health
Public Health Agency of Canada

The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care has set up a public inquiry line at 1-800-476-9708, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (7 days/week). The public can also call Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health at 1-800-265-7293 ext. 4752 to talk to a public health nurse.

Members of the University community may also contact either Student Health Services at Ext. 54333, or in the case of faculty and staff, Occupational Health Services at Ext. 52133.

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