Probable swine flu at University of Delaware

When the phone rang after 9 p.m. and it was a work number I didn’t answer it. I thought to myself, if they leave a message I’ll see what’s going on. Well, they left a message and sent a text and then called again.

The recording I heard started with “This is a University of Delaware Health Alert…”

The warning continued to say that four UD students were experience mild flu-like symptoms which meet probable definitions for swine flu.

Oh great!

I work for the University of Delaware, as a web developer for their College of Agriculture & Natural Resources. This semester there are not any swine on campus, but of course we know that this swine flu is spreading from human-to-human contact and not just from animal-to-human so it doesn’t matter if there are no swine on the farm.

Regardless I find myself creating a health alert graphic banner to link to the UD page which is now collecting information about swine flu in the area and on campus. We’re expecting to hear more at a news conference at 11 a.m. today.

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