(Last updated 9/1/10)

The acting Health and Human Services secretary declared a public health emergency nationwide involving H1N1 (swine) Influenza A as of April 26, 2009. The 2009 H1N1 Swine Flu public emergency ended in the summer of 2010. To see the current status in the U.S., visit the CDC Swine Flu website.

To learn more about H1N1 (swine) flu, please visit the CDC H1N1 website or flu.gov.

The World Health Organization also posted information on H1N1 (swine) flu.

Those with questions or concerns are encouraged to speak to a health-care provider or contact the IUP Center for Health and Well-Being.

What You Can Do to Stay Healthy Today

There are everyday actions people can take to stay healthy:

  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Germs spread that way.
  • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
    • Influenza is thought to spread mainly person-to-person through coughing or sneezing of infected people.
    • If you get sick, CDC recommends that you stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.

How Can I Get Current Information Related to H1N1 (Swine) Flu?

The most up-to-date information is available at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

Use these links for up-to-date information about CDC travel advisories and travel alerts.

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