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  Avila responds to swine flu threat    
  Kansas City, MO    
April 29, 2009

As concern about a possible swine flu outbreak in the United States begins to grow, Avila University wants to assure its students, faculty and staff that procedures are in place to keep students and employees safe. Avila University will continue to carefully monitor any possible threat and report information as it becomes available.

Our health and safety procedures include working closely with federal, state and local authorities. In addition, our school nurses are trained to evaluate students for symptoms that might indicate flu and will refer students to physicians if needed. Avila University has communication plans established in the event of health emergencies or other crisis.

Please confirm that you are connected to Avila’s e-mail system for alerts. To sign up for Avila alert text messages, please visit Avila will contact students and employees about alerts through the Avila homepage, Avila campus e-mail, Avila alert text messages, Avila’s internal cable system, and Avila’s internal messaging system.

For information on precautions, signs and symptoms, treatment and more, please visit the Center for Disease Control’s Web site at

Please be vigilant for any signs of swine flu. Avila University is committed to the safety and health of its students and employees. This is a rapidly evolving situation, and Avila University will provide new information as it becomes available.


Avila University is a private, co-educational, values-based liberal arts institution founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, offering undergraduate, graduate, and adult degree programs. Avila University is located at 119th and Wornall Rd in southwest suburban Kansas City, Mo.