RMIT Vietnam NewsRMIT Vietnam remains vigilant against H1N1 influenza

RMIT Vietnam remains vigilant against H1N1 influenza

Monday, September 21, 2009 - 15:02

During these past two weeks, the number of detected H1N1 cases in Vietnam has continued to rise, at a rate of more than 100 cases per day.

This latest information provides a reminder that pandemic Influenza A (H1N1) continues to threaten people's health and safety and that the RMIT Vietnam community needs to stay vigilant against this flu outbreak.

Since the first confirmed H1N1 case among the student body on 21 July, RMIT Vietnam has moved quickly to take all reasonable measures to contain the spread of this influenza.

After the voluntarily temporary closure for 10 days at the end of July to ensure all sources of potential infection were cleared from the premises, the University re-opened on 3 August following the completion of a series of further precautionary measures.

Ongoing precautionary measures at RMIT Vietnam include:

Installation of antibacterial hand-washing gel dispensers around campus.

  • Frequent cleaning and disinfecting of handrails, doorknobs and other high-contact areas of the university.
  • Strict new procedures for the immediate exclusion of any suspected new cases from classrooms and other work areas.
  • Easier access to information around campus in regard to recognising the possible symptoms of H1N1 flu, and immediate action to take.
  • The University continues working closely with relevant authorities for ongoing advice and guidance about H1N1 flu prevention.

The University has also taken care to inform its students and staff of ways to protect themselves against the fast spread virus and to help them in doing so.

By addressing the H1N1 outbreak promptly, RMIT Vietnam is endeavouring to ensure the situation remains under control. No further confirmed cases have been reported among the University's community since 3 August – but students and staff are reminded to remain vigilant for themselves and others around them.