H1N1 Preparations for CSB/SJU Students Abroad
The Office for Education Abroad has a response plan in place concerning an H1N1 influenza outbreak at any one of our program sites. We are working with our faculty directors and local partners to stay connected with the most up to date information.
As we monitor the situation; should a student show flu-like symptoms, we will coordinate with on-site resources to make sure steps are taken to provide appropriate medical care (if any), and to limit the spread of the infection among program participants. We will rely on the advice of the local authorities as to how to proceed in each of the study abroad locations.
We have charged our directors to work with local partners to determine when and if it is possible for our participants to be vaccinated against the H1N1 virus. At this time we do not know what the availability will be at each of our program sites.
We encourage you to visit the Center for Disease Control’s website with flu resources at: http://www.flu.gov/ for more information on H1N1. The World Health Organization (WHO) monitors the H1N1 situation world-wide.
Information about preventing exposure to influenza, advice about when to seek treatment, and how to care for people with influenza will be discussed with the students as a part of their on-site orientation.