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Flu hits Whitman campus hard, H1N1 vaccine near

Flu hits Whitman campus hard, H1N1 vaccine near

Lea Negrin

November 5, 2009

The Health Center saw 68 students with influenza-like symptoms last week, the peak weekly number since the beginning of the semester. As of 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 4th, 27 total cases had come to the Health Center this week, including the weekend. The decrease in students with the flu this week has ...

Flu response poses different illness

Galen Bernard

November 4, 2009

Whitman, we are taking the wrong approach to the flu. Students being isolated to the degree that one friend of mine recently went three days without physical contact with another person is not healthy. A brief one-arm hug should not trigger tears of thanks because the recipient has so missed human touch. In...

Flu increases at Whitman, strain unknown

Flu increases at Whitman, strain unknown

Lea Negrin

October 28, 2009

Flu-like symptoms continue to hit students across the Whitman campus. As of yesterday, Oct. 28, there have been a total of 85 cases of flu-like symptoms this season at the Welty  Health Center. The health center does not test whether or not individual cases are H1N1 influenza, also known as swine flu. While the flu has hit campus, the health center...

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