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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

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.