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Flu information and WMU pandemic plan online

May 4, 2009

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University today launched two online resources to help members of the University community monitor the latest news of the current outbreak of the H1N1 virus (Swine Flu) and learn more about WMU's plan in the event of a pandemic.

WMU Flu Information Center

WMU Pandemic Preparedness Plan

The flu information page provides links to relevant updates and recommendations from both campus and worldwide sources.

  • WMU News announcements
  • Sindecuse Health Center recommendations
  • Haenicke Institute news for international students and updates on study abroad programs
  • Links to the Centers for Disease Control, Michigan Department of Community Health and World Health Organization pages relating to the H1N1 Swine Flu outbreak

Pandemic preparedness pages include valuable information on the University's plan in the event of a pandemic, whether relatively mild or severe, which has been developed over more than three years.

  • Answers to frequently asked questions for students and their families and for WMU employees
  • WMU pandemic alert levels and actions to be taken at each level
  • Links to the University's overall emergency plan for dealing with a variety of possible campus emergncies

Stay informed and take reasonable precautions

WMU President John M. Dunn today issued a message to all students, faculty and staff urging them to use the new online resources to stay informed about the current flu outbreak, take common-sense precautions to avoid the spread of flu and familiarize themselves with the University's plans for dealing with a pandemic.

"We're beginning the Summer I session under unusual circumstances," Dunn wrote, "as our nation addresses the possibility of a pandemic. We will face the challenges ahead with solid preparation, thanks to the hard work of a group of staff and faculty members."

Latest information and recommendations
WMU Influenza Information

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, (269) 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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