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News Releases for Emergency Preparedness

Indiana is the 6th State with North American Flu

April 28, 2009 — A student from Notre Dame University became Indiana's first (and hopefully only) case of North American Influenza A, and one of 64 incidences nationwide.  As a fellow university in Indiana, IUPUI is leaning forward and ensuring that plans are in place to protect all members of the IUPUI community if the North American flu virus (formerly called swine flu) outbreak becomes a pandemic.  More information is included in the JagNews special edition that was distributed via e-mail today. 

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Swine Flu Update Monday April 27 8:00 PM

April 27, 2009 — The staff of IUPUI and Indiana University Bloomington are monitoring the swine flu situation and making preparations in case this strain turns into a pandemic.  This strain of H1N1 virus is novel and contains two genes that have never been seen in swine flu viruses in North America.  In the U.S., all of the cases have not involved contact with pigs; they have all been human-to-human transmission.  Some of the U.S. cases involved recent travel to Mexico. 

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Swine Flu Status and What You Can Do

April 26, 2009 — Sunday 4/26/09, 8:00 PM:  The World Health Organization (WHO) has raised its Pandemic Alert Level to 3 due to the swine/bird/human flu virus (version of H1N1) that has been found in California, Texas, and Mexico.  There have been 20 illnesses in the U.S. in five states (CA, TX, NY, OH and KS) with zero fatalities, but Mexico has had 1,300 illnesses and 81 fatalities.  California has activated its Joint Emergency Operations Center and Mexico City has closed schools (K to post-secondary) and cancelled mass gatherings.

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No Guns on Campus

April 22, 2009 — This week is the Empty Holster Protest that is being promoted by the Students for Concealed Carry on Campus (SCCC).  The SCCC is an organization that believes student should be permitted to carry concealed weapons on campus.

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