The campus was kind enough to send us all another friendly reminder that we shouldn’t panic about swine flu. This, of course, assumes that we had some reason to panic in the first place about “the increasing, but still limited, number of influenza-like illnesses we are experiencing on campus.”

So, there you have it. No reason to panic, except that more people are getting it, the school has set up an ominously-named “Pandemic Flu Preparedness Team” and if you had flu-like symptoms this summer, you probably already had it.

Anyway, if your nerves are not yet completely soothed by the university’s cryptically-worded e-mail, there apparently may be vaccines available for the swine flu at the Tang Center later this season.

There’s also been a website set up, to provide preventative tips such as, “Wash your hands frequently with soap and water.”

We bet you’ve never heard anything resembling that advice before.

But, in all seriousness, if you’re sick, do your classmates a favor and stay home for a bit. In all likelihood, you’ll be fine again in a few days.

Image Source: Aper3Caper under Creative Commons
Summer Flu? You Likely Had the Swine Flu [ABC News]
Flu Shots [University Health Services]
Influenza A H1N1 (Swine Flu) Resources and FAQs [University Health Services]

lindsay said:
Sep 9, 2009 at 11:50 pm

it seems like so many more people are legitimately sick right now than the usual number at the beginning of the year… like entire houses of people…