Thursday, July 30, 2009

H1N1 Campus Message


Two participants in the Summer Games University held on our campus July 20-24 have confirmed cases of the H1N1 virus. The participants did not show symptoms until two days after leaving campus. It is unlikely the virus was transmitted to others at Grinnell College.


The Center for Disease Control says symptoms of H1N1 include a fever of 100.4 or higher, sore throat, cough, runny or stuffy nose.  These symptoms are not the same as the stomach flu.  The incubation time for the H1N1 is from 1-5 days.  The campers left Grinnell College on July 24, 2009. This means if no symptoms of H1N1 were experienced by July 29, 2009, it is unlikely a campus exposure occurred.  If you do have the above symptoms please contact your physician or Karen Cochran in the Campus Health Center, 641-269-3230.


Campus Safety & Security

Grinnell College

Grinnell, Iowa 50112