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H1N1 Influenza (Flu)

Current Update 5.29.24

According to the CDC, flu activity activity is low nationwide with only a small number of influenza viruses being reported, most of which were 2009 H1N1.

Flu is unpredictable, but sporadic cases of flu, caused by either 2009 H1N1 or seasonal flu viruses, will likely continue to occur throughout the spring and summer in the United States. Texas Tech University officials will continue to monitor and act accordingly.


Who is at High Risk?

Individuals at high risk are defined by the United States Center for Disease Control (CDC) and include the following:

  • Persons aged 65 years or older
  • Children and adolescents (less than 18 years) who are receiving long-term aspirin therapy and who might be at risk for experiencing Reye syndrome after influenza virus infection
  • Pregnant women
  • Adults and children who have chronic pulmonary, cardiovascular, hepatic, hematological, neurologic, neuromuscular or metabolic disorders
  • Adults and children who have immunosuppression (including immunosuppression caused by medications or by HIV)


Prevention is the Best Medicine

  • Avoid close contact
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Cover your mouth and nose
  • Clean your hands
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth

H1N1 Flu Symptoms

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Body aches
  • Headache
H1N1 Resources

Student Health Services

  • Appointment Line: (806) 743-2848
  • Pharmacy: (806) 743-2636
  • Address: Student Wellness Center, 1003 Flint Ave.

Lubbock Health Department Web site

Texas Department of State Health Services

Sign Up for State Flu Email Alerts


World Health Organization (WHO)

Returning to Work or School

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