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Information about the 2009 H1N1 Flu


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This Web site is designed to answer all your questions about East Carolina University's proactive response to the 2009 H1N1 flu Virus. If you have any questions, please contact:

Student Health Service
Division of Academic and Student Affairs
East Carolina University 252.328.6841
www.ecu.edu/studenthealth/

About H1N1

2009 H1N1 Flu (sometimes referred to as “Swine Flu”) is currently in the news. 2009 H1N1 flu is a new influenza virus causing illness in people. Because the virus has become so prevalent and is spread from person to person, it has become known as a pandemic virus. It is infecting young people, particularly college students, at a very high rate.

2009 H1N1 flu is a contagious virus, much like regular seasonal flu. It is spread person to person through coughing or sneezing. You may also get the virus from touching items—such as a telephone, door handle or other commonly used surface—that a sick person has touched.