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ASU reviewing pandemic flu plans

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Students and Faculty learned what they need to do to prevent the H1-N1 virus from spreading on the Albany State University campus.

Wednesday, Health officials held a pandemic flu update and ran through scenarios on what ASU would do if a lot of students got infected. Right now, about a dozen students on campus have suspected cases of H1-N1. Those students have been asked to stay in their dorms. Now, there's a hotline you can call to get more information about the flu.

"With those students we treat them according to their symptoms. Mainly we're treating with over the counter meds in addition to teaching them self isolations if necessary in their dorm rooms," said Dr. Vicki Phillips, ASU Director of Student Health Services.

"It gives you information about the vaccine, information about how to care for someone with the flu, and information about what to do if you are ill," said Dr. Jacqueline Grant, Southwest Georgia Health District Director.

The hotline is 1-800-829-2255. It's a recorded message that also plays in spanish. To speak to a health professional, you can call the CDC's hotline at 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636)

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