TNCC Takes Proactive Measures to Protect Against H1N1

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To protect the health, safety and welfare of students and employees, Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) is taking proactive measures to combat the spread of the H1N1 flu virus. The College’s plan includes distributing information about prevention and guidelines to protect the campus community in the event of reported cases of the virus.

Prior to the start of fall semester, TNCC distributed hand sanitizers to all faculty and staff members and encouraged them to take extra precautions to protect themselves against the virus. Students also received personal hand sanitizers as well as a list of tips on healthy practices when the new semester began. The College complemented these efforts with an updated emergency preparedness plan specifically for pandemic flu, in addition to print and electronic advisories and tips to educate the campus community at-large about good hygiene, H1N1 symptoms and preventative measures. In the coming weeks, TNCC will offer flu vaccines for the College community.

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Swine Flu (N1H1) Advisory for TNCC Community

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Swine Influenza (swine flu) is a respiratory disease of pigs caused by type A influenza that regularly causes outbreaks of influenza among pigs. Swine flu viruses do not normally infect humans, however, human infections with swine flu do occur, and cases of human-to-human spread of swine flu viruses have been documented.

The symptoms of swine flu in people are similar to the symptoms of regular human flu and include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Some people have reported diarrhea and vomiting associated with swine flu. In the past, severe illness (pneumonia and respiratory failure) and deaths have been reported with swine flu infection in people. Like seasonal flu, swine flu may cause a worsening of underlying chronic medical conditions.

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