University swine flu response

Washington University has been closely monitoring the emergence of swine flu in Mexico and around the world. Following the recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and after consultation with senior University officials, the University today cancelled an undergraduate study-abroad program, which was scheduled to begin May 27 in Puebla, Mexico. The 16 students who were enrolled in the program were notified today of the cancellation.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention currently recommends against nonessential travel to Mexico, and the University concurs with that recommendation.


On April 26, the federal government declared a public health emergency as a result of several confirmed cases of swine flu in the U.S. Currently, there have been no confirmed cases of swine flu reported on the WUSTL campus or elsewhere in the St. Louis region.

The University has called together the Emerging Infectious Disease Task Force to meet daily, monitor the situation and keep the University community informed and provide updates as new information becomes available. New information about this health emergency will be regularly posted at

For more detailed medical information:

To view regularly updated medical information on swine flu posted by Washington University’s Emerging Infectious Disease Task Force, led by Steven Lawrence, M.D., visit the Student Health Services website: