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Human cases of swine influenza A (H1N1) virus have been identified in the United States. Like many institutions, GSU, is aware of the current increased risk of virus infection and is taking action to ensure public safety.Influenza is thought to spread mainly person-to-person through coughing or sneezing by infected people. The symptoms of swine flu in people are similar to the symptoms of seasonal flu in humans and may include fever of greater than 100 degrees F, sore throat, cough, stuffy nose, chills, headache and body aches, and fatigue.
If you get sick, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that you stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them. Seek medical care if you are severely ill.According to the CDC, there are additional actions people can take to avoid catching or spreading infections such as swine flu. The CDC advises:
For more information about disease prevention and the swine flu, visit www.cdc.gov/swineflu.