H1N1: Human cases of the H1N1 flu virus have been identified in the United States and several countries around the world. No travel restrictions are currently in effect.
Avian Flu: International Affairs and Study Abroad are very closely monitoring news about the Avian Flu known as influenza A subtype H5N1. We are not discouraging students from traveling in any country at this time (other than those restricted by a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning) because the risk of humans being infected by this virus is very low at this time.
However, we recommend that students traveling to any of the countries where there have been outbreaks of avian influenza A subtype H5N1 to avoid environments where they might come into close contact with poultry and other birds. Human infections by avian influenza A subtype H5N1 have only impacted individuals who came into close contact with infected poultry in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Thailand, Turkey, and Vietnam.
We recommend that students traveling to the areas mentioned above consult the related links prior to leaving the U.S.
We will update this site on a regular basis, as more information becomes available.