Additional ResourcesResources for Colleges & Universities

Now that the U.S. government has declared a public health emergency related to swine flu, here are some resources that campuses can use…

A Message on Swine Flu from the University Health Center Director

http://www.uh.edu/news-updates/resources-college-universities/LettertoUniversityofHoustonCommunity8-27-09.pdf

Includes information on:

  • Public health precautions
  • Be aware of the following symptoms
  • Treatment and response
  • Medications and vaccinations

HHS Swine Influenza Plan

Supplement 8 Community Disease Control and Prevention

www.hhs.gov/pandemicflu/plan/sup8html#appendix1

Includes information on:

  • Community preparedness
  • Patient management
  • Containment measures for individuals
  • Community-based containment measures
  • Quarantine facts and recommendations

Supplement 10 Public Health Communications

www.hhs.gov/pandemicflu/plan/sup10/html

Includes information on:

  • Assessing communications capacity and needs
  • Recommendations for the swine flu period
  • Providing timely, accurate information
  • Providing coordinated communications leadership
  • Addressing rumors, misperceptions, stigmatization and unrealistic expectations

Swine influenza Information for Health Professionals

www.cdc.gov/flu/pandemic/healthprofessional.htm

Includes:

  • An overview (history and FAQs)
  • Quarantine information
  • Professional guidance
  • Infection control
  • Vaccine information
  • Treatment information
  • Prevention and health education
  • Travel advice
  • Preparedness tools
  • Other resources

Preventing Seasonal Flu CDC Says "Take 3" Steps to Fight the Flu

www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/preventing.htm

Includes information on:

  • Flu vaccines
  • Preventive actions
  • Doctor recommended antiviral drugs

Plus:

  • PSAs
  • Audience-specific informational articles
  • Q&As
  • Posters/flyers

Swine Flu Planning Checklist for Individuals and families

**Could be good to share with parents and families!**

www.pandemicflu.gov/plan/individual/checklist.htm

Includes information on:

  • How to plan
  • How to limit the spread of germs and prevent infection
  • Items to have on hand for an extended stay at home

Travelers' Health

wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/

Includes information on:

  • Travel health precautions
  • Outbreaks
  • Travel Notices
  • Information for specific groups and settings
  • Other travelers' health topics

Stay up to date on travel health precautions related to the swine flu at http://wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/default.aspx

Control of Swine Flu Virus on Environmental Surfaces in Homes and Public Places.

www.pandemicflu.gov/plan/individual/panfacts.html

Includes information on:

  • How flu viruses spread
  • How to stop the spread of pandemic flu virus from environmental surfaces
  • Recommended laundry and waste disposal practices
  • Cleaning and disinfecting hard surfaces and items in homes and schools

Making Contact

  • Reliable, accurate, and timely information is available at www.pandemicflu.gov
  • Another source for information on pandemic influenza is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Hotline at: 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636).  This line is available in English and Spanish, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
    TTY: 1-888-232-6348
  • Questions can be e-mailed to cdcinfo@cdc.gov