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More than 200 confirmed cases of H1N1 influenza or swine flu have now been reported in 30 states in the United States. The World Health Organization (WHO) has raised the current level of influenza pandemic alert from phase 4 to phase 5. Dr Margaret Chan, WHO’s director-general stated that all countries should immediately activate their pandemic preparedness plans. At this stage, effective and essential measures include heightened surveillance, early detection…

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has raised the current level of influenza pandemic alert from phase 4 to phase 5. Dr Margaret Chan, WHO’s director-general stated that all countries should immediately activate their pandemic preparedness plans. At this stage, effective and essential measures include heightened surveillance, early detection and treatment of cases, and infection control in all health facilities. Because of heightened concerns, Indiana University announced late Wednesday that all…

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IU South Bend’s Dental Hygiene Program will have an open house for prospective students from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, April 24 in Room 113, Northside Hall. There will be information available for the associate and bachelor degree programs in dental hygiene. Tours of Riverside Hall and the dental hygiene clinic in Riverside will be provided. For further information, call (574) 520- 4158. Posted by Kathy Borlik on 04/20 at…

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Eunice Kamaara, associate professor of philosophy and religious studies at Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya, and an international affiliate of Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, will speak at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 18, in Room 1001, Wiekamp Hall. Her topic is “Traditional/Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Managing HIV/AIDS in Western Kenya.” Kamaara holds a doctorate from Moi University and has special research interest in contemporary technological and medical issues from socio-cultural, ethical…

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Indiana University South Bend’s Dental Hygiene Clinic will have a free sealant clinic from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 17 and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 18, in Riverside Hall, on Northside Boulevard, near 20th Street. The clinic is geared for children ages 6 through 14. The protective coating will prevent tooth decay. However, if teeth are decayed, the coating cannot be applied and the clinic…

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