September 5, 2009

More Than 140 Cornell Students Report Flu-Like Illness

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The University announced late Friday afternoon that more than 140 students have reported influenza-like illness to Gannett Health Services over the past two weeks.

“It is clear that the predicted second wave of H1N1 flu has come to Cornell,” Dr. Janet Corson-Rikert, executive director of Gannett, wrote in a statement. She urged the Cornell community to be vigilant about personal health and take precautions to prevent the further spread of the flu.

Although most of the flu cases have been mild and students have recovered fully, one student living off campus was hospitalized due to complications related to the flu, according to the University.

Those who develop flu-like symptoms should stay home and call Gannett if needed, according to the statement. Those with more severe symptoms – outlined specifically in the statement – should contact Gannett immediately.

Continue to check for further developments.