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Bethel Monitors Swine Flu: No Cases Reported

No symptoms of the swine flu have been reported in students, staff or faculty, but Bethel College officials continue to monitor the World Health Organization's announcements. On April 29, the worldwide influenza pandemic alert level was raised from 4 to 5, indicating an imminent threat.

Bethel’s Incident Management Team (IMT) has reviewed the pandemic response plan and institutional communications plan. We will follow recommendations from local, state, and federal agencies in addition to working closely with Student Health Services (SHS) to identify any suspected cases.

Students who experience fever, body aches, fatigue, headaches and dry cough are asked to call SHS to make an appointment with the nurse at 574.807.7370 and see a healthcare provider.

We will provide updates as they become available. Please visit this web site if you have further campus questions concerning the disease: www.bethelcollege.edu/studentlife/wellness/flu.php.

Bethel College is an accredited Christian college of the arts and sciences offering associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in more than 50 areas of study. The current enrollment of more than 2,000 includes students from 34 states and Puerto Rico, 20 countries, more than 25 denominations and 16 percent from culturally diverse backgrounds. Scholarships are available based upon a variety of factors including academic achievement, talent in the arts or athletics, ethnicity and church affiliation. In addition to its 75 wooded acre main campus in Mishawaka, Ind., Bethel also offers specific academic programs at sites in Elkhart, Ind., Fort Wayne, Ind., Dowagiac, Mich., and St. Joseph, Mich. Nursing programs are also offered in cooperation with Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind.