(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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Institute of Texan Cultures, Hemisfair Campus
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Student Union, 1st floor corridor, Main Campus
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Convocation Center, Main Campus
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H-E-B University Center Ballroom (HUC 1.104), Main Campus
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The UTSA commnity is encouraged to get involved in this city-wide initiative to clean up the San Antonio area waterways. Roadsrunners will be cleaning up Maverick Creek on the west side of Main Campus.
Maverick Creek, Main Campus
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