(Sept. 16, 2009)--Late last spring, we were introduced to the H1N1 flu virus. At first it was termed "swine flu," then "North American flu," before finally settling on the moniker "H1N1 flu." As the season progresses, we begin to see more stories in the media concerning this threat, its potential severity and impact. It is important for the UTSA community to understand the protective actions individuals can take, along with the signs and symptoms of the virus and what to do if infected.
For disease prevention and response information, UTSA relies on information from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Texas Department of State Health Services and City of San Antonio Metro Health. Policies are in place to address most of the issues that will result from an outbreak of H1N1 in the San Antonio area.
By understanding this evolving situation and being aware of updated information, we are better able to distinguish fact from fiction. Through practicing protective actions, recognition of signs and symptoms of this virus and actions to take if infected, we can react as a community to keep ourselves safe and lessen the impact of H1N1.
Read important information on seasonal flu and H1N1 flu:
>> Read a previous UTSA Today story on the UTSA response to the H1N1 virus.
What are the H1N1 signs and symptoms?
According to the CDC, what groups are at a higher risk of being impacted by H1N1?
What can I do to stay healthy?
What should I do if I get sick?
What should I expect when I see a doctor?
Physicians' advice may vary according to the particular situation, so expect that your physician's advice may deviate from the following information. However, this should help prepare you for a visit to your physician during this flu season.
As a UTSA employee, do I need to bring in a doctor's note if I take time off for flu-like symptoms?
For more information, contact the HR leave management department at (210) 458-4250.
As a UTSA employee, how can I fulfill my work commitment to UTSA if I am affected by H1N1?
What should I do if someone in my classroom or work area is absent because of flu-like illness?
If my doctor tells me I have flu-like symptoms or my co-worker calls in sick with the flu, what should I call it?
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Multiple locations on the Main and Downtown Campuses
UTSA students are encouraged to drop by, have a slice of pizza and introduce themselves to President Taylor Eighmy.
University Center Ski Lodge (UC 1.01.00) , Main Campus
Come meet the candidates looking to take home the crown as Mr. and Ms. UTSA 2017-2018. This is your opportunity to hear the candidates platform and learn how they plan to represent and transform UTSA.
University Center, Retama Auditorium (UC 2.02.02), Main Campus
UTSA's Friends of Shakespeare hosts this annual performance seried by Actors from the London Stage, Sept. 27, 29 and 30 at 7:30 p.m.
Arts Building, Recital Hall (ARTS 2.03.02), Main Campus
The Monks of Drepung Loseling Monastery will prepare a mandala sand painting on the main exhibit floor and offer various lectures and activities.
UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, Hemisfair Campus
This event will focus on Language Access and Health Disparities. Workshops, a panel discussion, and a keynote address will feature experts in their fields and cover a variety of health-related topics. It's free and open to the public.
John Peace Library, Assembly Room (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus
Meet researchers and practitioners from academia, industry and government who are working to address smart cities related issues. Register here: https://utsaresearch.wufoo.com/forms/smart-cities-networking-luncheon/
Durango Building, La Villita Room (DB 1.116), Downtown Campus
The event is designed to help UTSA community members build relationships with each other and the UTSAPD. It will feature local vendors, free snacks and giveaways.
University Center Lawn, Main Campus
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