August 22, 2009 10:48:00 PM
The number of probable H1N1 cases at Mississippi State University is still on the rise.
The university''s FluWatch Web site Friday reported 136 probable cases of H1N1, or "swine flu," on campus. The tally was 109 on Thursday and 84 on Wednesday.
The university''s Health Center this week was distributing masks to students who came in with flu-like symptoms. Mississippi State officials also distributed thousands of the masks to residence halls for students displaying symptoms.
Among other precautionary steps, the university put FluWatch door hangars and magnets in residence halls, FluWatch decals on mirrors in campus restrooms, posters all over campus and advertisements in shuttles.
The university also will put public service announcements on campus TV and radio, along with a statewide news release.
For more information on the H1N1 outbreak at Mississippi State, visit www.flu.msstate.edu.