Update Related to H1N1 Virus Case

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571

ORONO — A University of Maine student has been diagnosed with H1N1 virus.

The student lives off campus, in Penobscot County. Except to seek medical treatment at Cutler Health Center this week, the student has not been on campus since the end of the spring semester, approximately five weeks ago. The student is not enrolled in summer classes, but is planning to take courses in the fall.

The patient is being treated without hospitalization and is recovering.

UMaine is in contact with state health officials, who advise members of the UMaine community to continue to follow these recommendations:

• Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or sleeve.

• Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hands cleaners are also effective.

• Try to avoid close contact with sick people.

• If you get sick, stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to avoid infecting them.

A series of frequently asked questions is on the state’s website at http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/boh/swine-flu-public-faq.shtml.