Here are some of the colleges and universities in Upstate New York, and the latest information they have on their websites about Swine Flu. It is good to see that several of them have received the H1N1 vaccine and are distributing it.
- University at Buffalo (UB):
So far, UB officials are aware of only a small number of cases of influenza-like illnesses on campusesâ€”probably instances of swine flu, Raab says. Still, some offices are taking such precautions as cross-training employees and receiving briefings from information technology specialists on how staff can work and access files on UB servers from home.
- The College at Brockport:
The number of Brockport students with influenza-like illness (10 today) reflect the general trend of increasing flu activity on campus and in the community. Information on vaccine clinics will be available as soon as we receive the vaccine, which is expected in the near future. Symptom severity is unchanged; mild to moderate illness. There have been no known hospitalizations. There have been no particular patterns regarding students’ residences or academic majors. Students who have symptoms of fever, cough and/or sore throat are requested to call the Student Health Center at 585.395.2414 to talk with a nurse.
- Houghton College:
H1N1 remains the prominent circulating influenza strain, and continues to be a significant issue on many campuses. During the week of Oct 3â€“9 nearly 6,000 new cases of influenza like illness (ILI)â€”presumed to be H1N1â€”with 8 hospitalizations, were reported by 259 colleges across the country (ACHA surveillance data). While we have had a handful (or two) of people who have had symptoms consistent with ILI, so far no one on campus (that we are aware of) has tested positive for influenza.
The Allegany County Department of Health will be on campus this Wednesday, October 21, between 1:30 and 5 p.m. to administer the H1N1 vaccine to all interested students age 24 and under, and to anyone else who meets CDC priority criteria. I strongly encourage you all to take advantage of this opportunity.
- SUNY College at Geneseo:
It is important that we keep an accurate count of our students with Influenza-Like-Illnesses, so please keep us informed!
SUNY Geneseo has a dedicated team of professionals who have been working closely together for several years to establish an effective plan for handling a pandemic flu outbreak. This team has been monitoring the recommendations of the CDC, WHO, State, and local government health departments to stay current on updated information regarding the HINI virus.
Although the H1N1 influenza outbreak has not proven to be as severe as expected, Geneseo will continue to take additional precautions to prevent the spread of the flu as much as possible.
- University of Rochester:
The University recorded its first case of influenza-like illness among students this semester on Sept 8th. Three new cases was identified today. The total number of cases identified is now 62. Five students are confined to their rooms at present.
There are no changes to University of Rochester operations or activities because of public concern worldwide about novel H1N1 influenza.
- Rochester Institute of Technology:
The RIT Student Health Center reported it treated five students with an influenza-like illness between Oct. 12 and Oct. 19. It is difficult to distinguish between seasonal and H1N1 flu. The center has advised these students to recover in their rooms. Students who are ill must self-isolate until they feel well and have had no fever for 24 hours (with out fever-reducing medicine).
- St. John Fisher College
- Elmira College:
At this time there are no students or employees with confirmed cases of H1N1. However, due to the increase in reported Influenza-Like Illness cases in Chemung County and no further testing being done for confirmation of H1N1Flu unless a person is hospitalized, EPIC is initiating the Flu Protocol at this time. The information in the link below provides specific guidelines concerning how Elmira College will respond to the H1N1 Flu on our Campus. Included is a list of expectations of students, parents and employees.
- Syracuse University
- Cornell University:
The first, limited, shipment of H1N1 influenza vaccine arrived at Gannett Health Services late on Friday, Oct. 16. Following CDC guidelines for situations in which vaccine supplies are limited, these initial doses will be targeted to STUDENTS at greatest risk of complications from the flu, including: those with underlying health conditions, those who are pregnant, and/or those who care for infants under 6 months old.
There is no doubt that your vigilance and thoughtfulness are making a difference in reducing spread of the virus in our community. The number of students with H1N1 influenza has dropped dramatically since the early weeks of the semester. At Gannett, we have been diagnosing 5 to 10 students per day for the past couple of weeks (as compared to 50 to 100 during in early September). Levels of illness in the communities surrounding Cornell are also reported to be low.
Table of contents for Swine Flu 2009 New York Cases
- Probable Swine Flu in New York City
- More Swine Flu Cases in New York City
- Upstate New York and Swine Flu
- Swine Flu in Upstate New York State
- Swine Flu in New York May 1, 2009
- Swine Flu in New York
- Swine Flu in New York May 4 2009
- New York State Swine Flu – H1N1 Cases May 15 2009
- Swine Flu – H1N1 in New York May 21 2009
- Swine Flu Update for New York May 28 2009
- Swine Flu or H1N1 in New York May 29 2009
- Swine Flu or Novel H1N1 in New York June 1 2009
- Swine Flu – Novel H1N1 Cases in New York State June 8 2009
- New York Swine Flu or Novel H1N1 Update June 10 2009
- Swine Flu Update for New York State June 19 2009
- New York State Pandemic Swine Flu – H1N1 Cases for 6-23-2009
- New York State Pandemic Swine Flu – H1N1 Cases for 6-26-2009
- Upstate New York colleges in Swine Flu fight
- Upstate New York flu visits to E/R’s increase 50% in one week
- New York State swine flu report through November 7 2009