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IU Hosts Teach-In To Help Inform About H1N1 Outbreak

Last updated on Wednesday, May 6, 2009

(BLOOMINGTON) - Indiana University hosted a teach-in about the H1N1 flu virus Tuesday with several campus and community public health and medical experts.

Each of them urged Hoosiers to remain calm and stay informed about the outbreak.

IU's Lloyd Kolbe, a founding director of the division of adolescent and school health at the CDC, says the H1N1 flu virus will be with us for some time.

Even if it abates in the northern hemisphere, he says virologists are worried about how it's elements will reassert themselves after it invades the poorer nations in the southern hemisphere.

H1N1 contains viral elements from humans, swine and birds.

To prevent infections, Vickie Van Deventer with Bloomington Hospital said it's still important to practice good personal hygiene.

The steps that have been stressed since the outbreak began, including covering your coughs and washing your hands, should become a habit.

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