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Hand washing is among your best defenses against influenza. For more information, see our H1N1 awareness poster.


Influenza activity low in Middlesex-London

March 02, 2010

The Middlesex-London Health Unit says that flu activity locally and across the provice remains very low, with no lab-confirmed having yet been reported in 2010. Pandemic H1N1 influenza activity has essentially subsided and seasonal flu has not yet arrived. For more details on the MLHU's latest community update, please visit their web site.

Vaccine clinics continue

March 02, 2010

The Pandemic H1N1 and seasonal influenza vaccines are available at the Middlesex-London Health Unit's walk-in Immunization Clinics at 50 King Street in London and at the Kenwick Mall in Strathroy. Clinic hours are as follows:

London (50 King Street):
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and the first and third Wednesdays of each month from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Strathroy (Kenwick Mall):
The first Tuesday of each month from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Pandemic H1N1 and seasonal influenza vaccines may also be available from some community health care providers.

Lessons being learned from H1N1 outbreak

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The majority of Pandemic H1N1 influenza cases might have been mild in the Middlesex-London area, but the local health unit considers this a learning experience - call it a test run - for a more severe pandemic outbreak.
Read article on Western News

Student self-reporting discontinued till further notice

Monday, January 11, 2009

Effective Monday, January 11, students will no longer be required to self-report their absences due to flu-like illness using the online Student Centre.

This means that students who miss classes, assignments or examinations due to illness will require a medical notice to be considered for academic accommodation.

The requirement to self-report flu-related absences was initiated in October as part of Western's broader efforts to monitor the incidence of influenza-related illnesses across campus and to minimize the potential impact of the pandemic H1N1 virus. The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) is currently reporting very little evidence of influenza circulation in Middlesex-London, and also that very little seasonal influenza has been detected in Canada at this time. Similarly, data collected through Western's self-reporting tools indicate low incidence of flu on campus.

Please continue good hygiene practices, including regular hand-washing and use of hand sanitizer, and coughing or sneezing into your sleeve. The personal precautions you take make a real difference in protecting the health of all members of Western's campus community.

Finally, please note the MLHU will hold vaccine clinics on campus January 21 (12 pm to 4 pm) and January 22 (12 pm to 3:30 pm) in Western's Health Services Resource Room, in the Lower Level of UCC. Clinic staff will be administering both the H1N1 and seasonal flu vaccines. Please bring your health card and/or student identification.

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