July 14, 2009
H1N1 Influenza (Swine Flu) Update
officials continue to monitor the spread of the H1N1 influenza A (swine flu)
in North Carolina and the United States. Officials are not aware of any
confirmed cases of H1N1 within the local campus community. UNC Asheville is
prepared to deal with this situation and continues to work with the Buncombe
County Health Department and state agencies to coordinate efforts.
On June 26, the Center's for Disease Control (CDC) announced that five
vaccine manufacturers have started producing vaccine against the novel
Influenza A (H1N1) virus. Under the best case scenario, it is hoped that
that 225-315 million doses will be available by mid to late October and
another 300 million doses by the end of 2009. Manufacturers have cautioned
that production is technologically challenging and that delays could occur.
UNC Asheville's Health and Counseling Center will make every effort to get
the vaccine once it becomes available.
If you are experiencing an acute respiratory illness with a fever of greater
than 100.4 and are having symptoms like runny nose, cough, sore throat
please call Health and Counseling at 828/251-6520.