WVU Fan Day Postponed, Perhaps Cancelled

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    WVU Fan Day Postponed, Perhaps Cancelled MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — It’s been a bad run for 2018 public events involving the Mountaineer Football team. The
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    This virus is really getting around.

    First a Mets starting pitcher followed by a Yankees starter, and now the Mountaineers.


    Was looking around a bit more, and there have been some small outbreaks in several US locations.

    Where it’s really bad, apparently, is in Asia.

    This somewhat reminds of the MRSA problem, which can have far more bad effects that HFMD. I’m sure that a massive cleaning project is underway in WVU’s facilities, although there’s no way to 100% prevent it.


    WVU Students also got an email from student health about the issue, along with recommendations for prevention efforts and care, as well as contact info for more questions.

    Good to see that the school is being proactive with this.

    Dear Students and Parents:

    The West Virginia University Athletics Department has identified five cases of hand, foot and mouth disease within the football program.

    Hand, foot and mouth disease is a mild but highly contagious viral infection that is not uncommon in children and occasionally adults. Outbreaks can occur when individuals are gathered together in residence halls or locker rooms. WVU medical officials recommend students wash their hands frequently and thoroughly and avoid sharing items in order to help stop the spread of the virus.

    Hand, foot and mouth disease, while unpleasant, is not serious and resolves on its own in approximately one week. Early symptoms may include a fever or sore throat. A rash, mouth sores or blisters may also develop. Individuals who have contracted the virus should avoid close contact with others. There is no specific treatment, however over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen, acetaminophen or topical creams can help lessen the symptoms.

    If you have any questions or concerns or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact WVU Medicine Student Health at 304.285.7200 or visit Student Health, located at the Health and Education Building across from the Student Rec Center with convenient on-site parking and easy PRT access. Mountain Line bus stops are located nearby at Towers and Evansdale Crossing.

    For Urgent Care needs outside of Student Health Hours, WVU Urgent Care – Suncrest is open every day from 8 a.m, to 8 p.m.


    My wife drove from Knoxville, TN to Morgantown for it only to find out it was cancelled. Disappointed, but on her way back.


    From what I understand, it was players who contracted the virus. All had been hanging out together in one of their apartments playing video games, and that’s where it apparently was contracted. No one who was not in that apartment has shown signs of the virus yet, so hopefully it was caught in time to stop the spread. The players who did apparently have the virus all are expected to be just fine in a few days.


    Hopefully it is held in check to those few players. Get the HAZMAT team over to that apartment.

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