Please be aware that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has advised that this year’s flu season will be more active than in years past. Remember, it is not too late to vaccinate. Flu vaccines are available in the Student Health Center.
We encourage students who appear ill to:
- Visit the Student Health Center in Landon 104
- Learn ways to prevent the spread of the virus.
- Physically distance yourself from others who are coughing or sneezing or who do not look well.
- Wash your hands thoroughly several times a day.
We will continue to communicate regularly with our students about this public health challenge. We also encourage you to visit www.FLU.gov where you will find updates and links to additional resources on the Web.
Thank you for your cooperation.
The Staff of the Student Health Center
Below is a chart to determine a Cold from the Flu for your reference.
Unusual; high (100ºF - 102ºF)
Usual and expected
General Aches, Pains
Usual, often severe
Usual; up to 2-3 weeks
Usual; at beginning
Most common symptom
Mild to moderate
Chest Discomfort, Cough
Mild-Moderate cough usually non productive
Common, can be severe
Antihistamines, Decongestant Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory meds
Antiviral medicines - See your doctor
Wash hands often, Avoid close contact - anyone with a cold
Annual vaccination, antiviral medicines - See your doctor
Sinus congestion, Middle ear infection, Asthma
Bronchitis, Pneumonia, Can be life threatening