Campus information on flu cases
Fort Worth, TX
Today it was confirmed that 10 TCU students have been identified as having H1N1 flu. All the cases appear to be mild and all are being treated with Tamiflu.
Because more is now known about H1N1 flu, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recently issued new guidelines for schools and colleges on how to handle H1N1flu cases. Unlike last spring, the CDC does not recommend closure of institutions but rather recommends that each ill student avoid interaction with the general campus population and not attend classes until fever-free for 24 hours without the assistance of fever reduction medication. Additionally, students who are ill and live in the local area may go home if they wish. In the future, any student confirmed with Influenza Type A will receive medical treatment for H1N1 flu.
Faculty, staff and students are reminded to practice good hygiene and seek medical attention for any flu-like symptoms. If faculty, staff or students become ill, they are encouraged to seek medical attention as soon as possible and avoid contact with others. Students may go to the Brown-Lupton Health Center during clinic hours from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Faculty, staff and students also may seek medical attention through private physicians or local hospitals.
In addition, it is important to note that TCU cleans general residence hall areas with hospital grade chemicals on a daily basis. The University also recently posted an informational H1N1 flu page at http://www.tcu.edu/fluinfo.asp. This page will be updated with information as it becomes available and contains valuable resources on H1N1 flu.
Finally, TCU has a team of administrators in place who are working closely with local health department officials and following CDC guidelines to monitor and determine the best response to ensure the health and safety of TCU faculty, staff and students.
If you are a parent of a current student and have specific questions, please contact Campus Life at 817-257-7926.