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ASU works to prevent H1N1 on campus

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By Len Kiese - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Swine flu is hitting many college campuses. So far Albany State University is in the clear and they're working to keep it that way.

ASU has fliers posted across campus warning of swine flu symptoms. They also placed about 400 hand sanitizer dispensers across campus and health leaders are educating students about the importance of keeping hands clean.

"Washing your hands as often as you can, using the hand gel as often as you can. We're also encouraging them to use a Kleenex when they sneeze or blow their nose and discard immediately afterwards," said Dr. Vicki Phillips, Director for ASU's Student Health Office.

"We train for tornadoes and hurricanes and chemical spills but something we have not trained on is the H1N1 virus and that's something like a silent killer," said ASU Police Chief Roberson Brown.

ASU has a pandemic flu exercise scheduled this month. Health preparedness is part of their master plan. They'll team up with the Public Health Department on September 23rd to educate students and staff about swine flu.

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