Troy University Takes Precautions after Probable N1H1 Case

By: Vanessa Araiza Email
By: Vanessa Araiza Email

As students like Byron Thetford begin to take their last finals for spring semester and leave Troy University, something else is coming in to stir things up.

"The only thing I've seen is one international student last week wearing one of the masks walking around campus," said Thetford.

Students and staff were notified Monday afternoon of the probable H1N1 case. Probable means there is a "95 percent or greater" chance the student is infected with the virus.

Due to privacy rights, there is little information as to what or who may have passed the virus onto the student.

Troy University's Dean of Student Services Hurburt Reeves said, "The information that we know at this time is it was a female student that lives off campus. She is at home resting at this particular point and time."

Reeves says a letter was sent out to students and faculty about the case. He urges all to take necessary precautions.

Kimberely Kelley is taking that advice throughout her daily routines.

"I pretty much wash my hands probably about every 30 minutes."

Even though Kelley says she is not too concerned about the outbreak, she says its better to be on the safe side.

“You can't always be too careful so precautions are precautions and there for a reason.”

School officials urge any students that may feel ill to go to the student health department to get it checked out.


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