CSU preps for influx of students during epidemic flu season

7:28 PM, Jan 15, 2013   |    comments
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"We have students from every state. We have lots of Colorado students, but everybody's going to converge back on the campus starting on Thursday, and we're going from a handful of students to 26,000 almost overnight," Anne Hudgens, executive director of CSU Health Network, said.

Hudgens says when students were last on campus, the flu wasn't a concern. Now, it certainly is.

"What we understand about this particular flu is that when people get sick, they're down for a couple of weeks. If you're a college student, to miss the first couple weeks of the semester, or any couple weeks in a semester, in a 16-week semester, is a pretty devastating loss," she said.

Approximately 674 people in Colorado have been hospitalized by the flu, according to the most recent numbers provided by The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

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