This archive gathers the H1N1 flu information provided to the
University of Delaware community this spring. For more information
about H1N1 in the state of Delaware, visit the Delaware Division of Public Health Web site.
CDC updates guidelines on H1N1 flu
2:57 p.m., May 9, 2009
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued new guidance documents on the H1N1 flu. CDC's goals continue to be to reduce transmissions and illness severity and to provide information that will assist the public, as well as health care providers and public officials.
Public health releases new figures on confirmed H1N1 cases
2:35 p.m., May 5, 2009
As of May 5, the Delaware Division of Public Health has announced there are 4 additional confirmed cases of H1N1 flu who are UD students. Public Health officials noted that the change in the number reflects the backlog of lab tests rather than an actual increase in new infections.
Public Health updates number of confirmed H1N1 cases
1:51 p.m., May 4, 2009
The Delaware Division of Public Health announced that, as of May 4, there are 10 new confirmed cases of H1N1 in the state of Delaware, all of them UD students. That brings the number of confirmed cases at UD to 20.
Monday events operating as originally scheduled
4:03 p.m., May 3, 2009
All scheduled non-academic events at the University of Delaware will occur as scheduled, starting Monday, May 4.
To the University of Delaware Community:
6:38 p.m., May 2, 2009
Based on the continued support of the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH), Christiana Care, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the University of Delaware will remain open next week. DPH officials said today that the symptoms among UD students are mild, and all students given a probable or positive H1N1 flu diagnosis are recovering. In fact, some no longer have symptoms.
DPH reports statewide H1N1 numbers
5:01 p.m., May 2, 2009
As of 3:45 p.m., Saturday, May 2, the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) received two probable test results for H1N1 influenza from individuals who are not University of Delaware students. Additional confirmations and probable cases from UD students were also reported Saturday.
H1N1 Influenza: Questions & Answers
1:54 p.m., May 1, 2009
Following are answers to a number of frequently asked questions in light of the H1N1 influenza (swine flu) on the University of Delaware campus. If you are a UD student or parent and have questions about H1N1 influenza or University protocol not addressed here, please call (302) 831-2226.
Little Bob clinic to serve only students with special health criteria
8:54 a.m., May 1, 2009
UPDATE: The Carpenter Sports Building clinic closed at 3 p.m. UD students who are experiencing flu-like symptoms should go to Student Health Services in Laurel Hall, which is open 24 hours a day.
University announces event cancellations
3:48 p.m., April 30, 2009
Taking precautions as advised by the Delaware Division of Public Health in light of the recent incidents of influenza, the following University of Delaware events have been canceled. Some of the events listed may be rescheduled at a later date.
Four swine flu cases confirmed in Delaware
1:10 p.m., April 30, 2009
Delaware's Division of Public Health (DPH) received confirmation Thursday that four University of Delaware students tested positive for swine flu by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In addition, six more probable cases involving UD students were identified Thursday morning, and those samples forwarded to CDC. This brings the current numbers to four positive for swine flu and 12 probable.
Baseball, softball trips canceled
11:39 a.m., April 30, 2009
The threat of a swine flu outbreak at the University of Delaware has forced the cancellation of the Delaware baseball team's three-game series at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and the softball team's three-game series at Hofstra this weekend.
Gov. Markell seeks advisory assistance from CDC
12:12 p.m., April 30, 2009
Delaware Gov. Jack Markell, in consultation with University of Delaware officials, on Thursday requested advisory assistance from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A Letter to the University Community
8:06 p.m., April 29, 2009
Ten UD students ill with flu-like symptoms and treated at Student Health Services have been given a probable diagnosis of swine flu.
Two Thursday events canceled
6:30 p.m., April 29, 2009
Two major events on the University of Delaware campus on Thursday will be canceled, in light of the recent incidents of influenza.
UPDATE: Additional potential swine flu cases identified at University of Delaware
8 p.m., April 29, 2009
Six additional students who were treated at the University of Delaware Student Health Services on Tuesday, April 28, have been identified by the Delaware Division of Public Health as having cases of influenza that meet the federal government definition for probable cases for swine flu. The total number of probable cases of swine flu at the University is 10.
University, state leaders monitoring flu situation
2:31 p.m., April 29, 2009
Leaders from the state, the University of Delaware and the medical community said they are working together to monitor the situation concerning the identification of four UD students who have been identified with cases of influenza that probably meet the definitions for swine flu.
Public Health issues guidelines for those with flu-like symptoms
1:44 p.m., April 29, 2009
The Delaware Division of Public Health has issued detailed instructions for anyone who is experiencing flu-like symptoms, such as fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue.
Public Health opens call center
9:48 a.m., April 29, 2009
Delaware Division of Public Health has activated a call center to answer any health related questions. The phone number is 866-408-1899. The center will be open until 5:30 p.m.
Clinic for students with flu symptoms open at Carpenter Sports Building
9:21 a.m., April 29, 2009
UPDATE: Students who are experiencing flu-like symptoms or who have recently traveled to Mexico are advised to go to a special clinic staffed by the officials from the State Division of Public Health at the Carpenter Sports Building (The Little Bob).
Four probable swine flu cases identified at UD
8:38 p.m., April 28, 2009
Four University of Delaware students have been identified with cases of influenza that meet probable definitions for swine flu, Dr. Paul Silverman, Associate Deputy Director for Health Information & Science of the Division of Public Health announced Tuesday evening.