Tuesday September 15, 2009

University Confirms H1N1 on Campus

The University of Dayton has confirmed a case of H1N1 flu on campus; the student is recovering and has returned to class.

The University of Dayton has confirmed one case of H1N1 flu on campus, according to a test report received Monday evening, Sept. 14.

The student is recovering after self-isolating in a house in the student neighborhood and has returned to class. The student visited the Student Health Center last week for influenza-like symptoms and was tested for the H1N1 virus.

While this is the only case of H1N1 flu the University of Dayton has confirmed on campus, the University is encouraging students who have been seen by local physicians with flu-like symptoms to report their medical conditions to the University so they can be included in the University's support systems.

"As with the majority of reported cases of H1N1 on college campuses nationally, this confirmed case was similar in severity to seasonal flu," said University of Dayton Medical Director Dr. Mary Buchwalder. "Young adults typically recover from the flu within a week without complications."

The University is promoting prevention and awareness on campus and has established a Web site with useful information for students, parents, faculty and staff.

For more information, contact Meagan Pant, assistant director of news and communications, at 937-229-3256 or mpant1@udayton.edu.