Uncategorized | 11:42 pm | May 13, 2009 | By Florence Dethy

On swine flu, ‘no news is good news,’ Lorimer says

Commencement should not be affected by the swine flu outbreak, Vice President and Secretary Linda Lorimer said today in an e-mail to the community.

No cases of the novel H1N1 virus have been confirmed at Yale and there are currently no more cases of probable or even suspected swine flu under investigation, Lorimer said.

“We can all be pleased that the swine flu ‘situation’ has abated and no serious problem materialized here,” she said. “I hope there will be no further need to hear from me on this subject!”

The University advised those with flu-like symptoms to stay home and to contact their primary care providers rather than Urgent Care at Yale University Health Services as health officials had previously advised. However, individuals returning from Mexico were instructed to contact either Student Medicine or Employee Health before resuming their normal activities.

In other news, Connecticut Gov. M. Jodi Rell announced today that five more cases of swine flu had been confirmed in the state, bringing the total thus far to 38 — four of which were from New Haven County.

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