Posted: 10:52 am Thursday, April 30th, 2009
By Kim Miller
The International Association of Emergency Managers and Florida State University have assembled an on line map to track reported cases of swine flu in university students and employees. (Map after the jump)
As of late last night, no Florida schools have reported any suspected swine flu cases, but a handful of universities nationally are dealing with the emerging pandemic.
Those include the University of Notre Dame, University of Delaware and Ohio State.
For many universities and colleges, this is finals week, and if there’s a good time to have a pandemic, it’s when students aren’t hanging about campus and are moving out of the dorms.
The map lists only cases of swine flue that have been reported by an institution via their official Web site.
It also color codes the sites as suspected, probable, confirmed, fatal or recovered.
Currently, five universities have probable swine flu cases, while one shows a recovered case.
Dave Bujak, emergency management coordinator for FSU, created the initial map. The U.S. Department of Education is also collaborating in its development.
Bujak updates the map continuously as cases are brought to his attention through reports from universities or from school representatives.