Texas Tech University April 30 Update on H1N1 influenza A --

Dr. Ron Cook, a family physician in the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Department of Family Medicine and Health Authority for the City of Lubbock, gives information on symptoms of Swine Flu and what to do if you suspect you have it./nTexas Tech University continues to monitor the Swine Flu outbreak. While we are beginning to see cancellation of some events, including the UIL regional track meet set for May 1-2 at Texas Tech, as of now the university will continue to observe normal operating hours. Finals will continue as scheduled./nYou may notice some people on campus and in the community wearing masks. It is up to individual members of the Texas Tech community to choose whether to wear masks in public. At this time, neither the Texas Department of State Health Services nor the Centers for Disease Control is recommending the wearing of masks for the general population./nTo clarify some misinformation you may have heard, the Centers for Disease Control emphasizes that you cannot get Swine Flu from eating pork or pork products. While the outbreak of this new influenza virus in people has its origin in swine, it is not spread by food. Eating properly handled and cooked pork products is safe.

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