Monitoring

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In addition to the preparation, monitoring of the situation continued throughout fall term. Members of the campus community, including students, faculty, and staff were also asked to complete a reporting form for suspected cases of H1N1. In addition,  students, staff, and faculty received weekly updates on the situation at Carleton throughout fall 2009, including the new number of on-campus cases reporting flu-like symptoms. 

While most cases were mild, others required more care. The Carletonian security blotter the second half of the term also provides some information about the outbreak. Over the course of about a month, approximately fifteen students were transported by security to Northfield Hospital or Urgent Care for flu-like symptoms or difficulty breathing, possibly H1N1. By the end of the term, however, no mentions of such transports are present in the security blotter, nor during the subsequent winter term.