Q. Do we have any CSUEB students with H1N1 influenza, or swine flu?
There have been no documented cases of H1N1 influenza (swine flu) on the California State University, East Bay campuses as of this date.
Q. What is CSUEB doing in response?
California State University, East Bay is following the situation carefully with the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and will maintain regular contact with local and regional Departments of Public Health. CSUEB has a pandemic plan in place and is prepared to respond in the event of a positive case/cases of swine flu on campus.
The health and safety of our students, faculty and staff is our highest priority. It is important that each of us take necessary precautions to prevent the spread of infection. Individuals who are sick should stay home and consult with their health care provider.
Q. What are the symptoms of H1N1 flu?
The symptoms of H1N1 flu are similar to those caused by the usual strains of influenza virus and include fever over 100 degrees orally, plus other symptoms such as:
If you are suffering from these symptoms, stay home. Students should call Student Health Services at (510) 885-3735 for an evaluation and instructions on how to care for yourself and reduce spreading the infection to others. Faculty and staff should contact their healthcare provider. For further information about swine flu, see http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/swineflu_you.htm.
Q. What should I do if I get sick?
If you are sick, stay home. Students should call Student Health Services at (510) 885-3735 for an evaluation and instructions on how to care for yourself and reduce spreading the infection to others. Faculty and staff should contact their healthcare providers.
For further information about swine flu, see http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/swineflu_you.htm.
Q. What can I do to protect myself from getting sick?
There is no vaccine available right now to protect against swine flu. Students, faculty and staff should take every day precautions to minimize the spread of germs. Influenza is thought to spread mainly person-to-person through coughing or sneezing of infected people:
Q. Should I wear a mask?
It is not currently recommended the general public wear facemasks. It is recommended that people who are sick with flu symptoms wear a facemask around others. Whenever possible, rather than relying on the use of facemasks, people should avoid close contact with people who might be ill and being in crowded settings.
Q. Can I get swine influenza from eating or preparing pork?
No. Swine influenza viruses are not spread by food. You cannot get H1N1 influenza from eating pork or pork products. Eating properly handled and cooked pork products is safe.
Q. How is CSUEB keeping the campus informed?
CSUEB has been providing updates to faculty, staff, and students via e-mail and CSUEB Web sites.
For additional information:
If you have any questions, you may contact the Student Health Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or (510) 885-3735.