Update on Swine Flu
Dear Partners: On the subject of the H1N1 influenza (“swine flu”) problem which is currently most problematic in Mexico City, San Diego County health officials and UC San Diego officials are closely monitoring the situation. There is no epidemic in the U.S. at this time, but there have been various individuals who became ill with a mild case of this flu virus and they have all fully recovered. We want to assure you that UC San Diego has a “crisis communication plan” which involves posting instructions on its website. Furthermore, UC San Diego Extension International Programs has additional procedures in place for informing its students via the IP website, email, class announcements, voicemail, and telephone calls, if that becomes necessary. So far no special instructions are posted on UC San Diego’s website because there is no swine flu crisis in San Diego but we are vigilant about this and will provide instructions in a timely way to our international students. Their health and safety is our first concern. We will also keep you posted so that you in turn can inform the people who contact you about this. I am happy to inform you that there are no reported cases of swine flu on the UC San Diego campus, and all is well. We look forward to welcoming your students to our summer programs – please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions concerning the facts about the response in the U.S. and in San Diego to controlling and preventing the flu. All the best, UC San Diego Extension International Programs www.ip.extension.ucsd.