(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?
State Rep. Diego Bernal presents a Q&A panel discussion with MALDEF, RAICES and DMCA Immigration Law Firm about DACA and the current state of affairs for Dreamers. Opening remarks by Congressman Joaquin Castro and Congressman Lloyd Doggett.
Buena Vista Building, Aula Canaria Auditorium (BVB 1.328), Downtown Campus
Come out and enjoy breakfast and beverages at the Official UTSA Tailgate in Albuquerque as our Roadrunners take on the New Mexico Lobos at the Gildan New Mexico Bowl. The official UTSA tailgate will be located in Fan Fest in the University Stadium Parking Lot, Stadium East.
University Stadium parking lot, Albuquerque, NM
Graduates from the College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, College of Business, College of Education and Human Development and the College of Public Policy will participate in the first commencement ceremony. President Romo will deliver the keynote address.
Graduates from the College of Engineering, College of Liberal and Fine Arts, College of Sciences and University College will participate in the second commencement ceremony. President Romo will deliver the keynote address.
UTSA's Department of Music hosts Dr. David Huron from Ohio State University as part of the Donald Hodges lecture series. Huron is a Canadian arts and humanities distinguished professor at Ohio State University.
John Peace Library, UTSA Faculty Center, (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus
The Student Center for Community Engagement and Inclusion annually hosts a Volunteer Opportunities Fair to allow students, faculty and staff to learn about volunteer and service-learning opportunities in the San Antonio area.
University Center, 1st floor corridor, Main Campus
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