The University of Ghana’s Students Representative Council (SRC) has issued a warning to students about the HANZ virus outbreak.
HANZ virus (H3N2v) is a strain of influenza usually found in pigs, birds and humans.
It is said to spread more easily to humans from pigs than other swine influenza viruses.
In a press statement released on Saturday, May 21, the SRC urged students to be cautions on campus as the virus can be easily transmitted through droplets from infected persons through cough or sneeze.
In view of this, students have been urged to practice hand hygiene, wearing of nose masks, avoid sharing of items such as tooth brush and cups.
Symptoms of the virus include fever, cough, runny nose, body aches, nausea, chills, vomiting or diarrhoea.
Also, the Council noted that the HANZ virus may cause severe diseases such as pneumonia.
Meanwhile, the UG SRC has entreated students and staff exhibiting any of the aforementioned symptoms to report to a heath facility.
Source: The Independent Ghana