Swine Flu (H1N1) Information
H1N1 (Swine Flu)
Influenza is a highly contagious respiratory virus that is responsible for annual epidemics in the United States and other countries. Each year, an average of 200,000 people are hospitalized and 36,000 die in the United States from influenza infection or a secondary complication. During an influenza pandemic, the level of illness and death from influenza will likely increase dramatically worldwide. In the CSRA, it has been estimated that about 30 percent of our population will be affected. This could be devastating to our personal safety as well as a serious disruption to education, business, society, and the economy. For that reason, Augusta State University, as well as other institutions and businesses, have developed plans to deal with a pandemic, should one occur.