Information on influenza virus A(H1N1)
A new strain of influenza virus A (H1N1) has been causing outbreaks of flu-like illness in humans, first in Mexico and the USA and then in several other countries. Similar to normal flu, people may experience a fever accompanied by one or more of: cough, sore throat, headache and muscle aches.
IHU would like to inform its students and staff of precautionary measures in order to avoid catching or spreading the flu.
How does flu spread?
Influenza (flu) virus A (H1N1), just as any flu virus, is spread by small droplets in the breath of the infected person which can be inhaled by others or land on objects such as door handles. The virus survives in this form for several hours.
You can catch flu by:
For further information please, check:
In English: influenza_A-H1N1_virus_FAQ_en.pdf
In Greek: influenza_A-H1N1_virus_FAQ_gr.pdf
Or visit the web site of the Greek Centre of Control and Prevention of Diseases: