USC issues health advice after influenza reports

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USC issues health advice after influenza reports

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Published on 8 August 2012

Following reports of possible cases of Influenza A (H1N1) – also known as Human Swine Influenza – in the nearby district, the University of the Sunshine Coast has issued health advice for staff and students.

The University has encouraged people who experience flu-like symptoms to seek medical advice and to stay home.

A USC email to staff and students has called for vigilance with personal hygiene, including washing hands regularly with soap and water, using sanitiser gels or disinfectant wipes, and sanitising surfaces like door handles, kitchen bench-tops, telephones and computer keyboards.

It also suggested staff and students cover coughs with elbows, rather than hands, or cough into tissues and dispose of those tissues quickly.

For more information, see the Influenza A (H1N1) information page on the Queensland Health website.

— Terry Walsh

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