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Flu Outbreak – January 2013

Influenza commonly known as the Seasonal Flu has been reported in massive numbers from local hospitals and physician’s offices. As you return to school for the Spring Semester please be aware of the symptoms and preventive measures to avoid the illness. The Flu is a Contagious Respiratory illness that can be mild or severe and may even lead to death due to complications (such as pneumonia)! It usually comes on suddenly.

Symptoms:

  • Fever or feeling feverish with chills (not everyone will have a fever) 
  • Cough 
  • Sore Throat 
  • Runny or Stuffy Nose
  • Muscle or Body Aches 
  • Headache
  • Fatigue (tiredness or weakness) 
  • Some people will have Nausea & Vomiting

Personal Prevention Tips:

  • Frequent Hand Washing followed by Hand Sanitizer 
  • Avoid touching hands, nose & eyes 
  • Stay at least 2 arm’s length away from persons infected with the Flu. 
  • Get the Flu Shot ( It does take about 10 days untill effective) We do still have a few available! 
  • Do not share utensils or cups, etc.
  • Disinfect frequently touched surfaces.

Treatment Plans:

  • Come to the Health Center or at least call us.
    • We can do testing for the Flu Virus. Medication is available if severe & diagnosed early. 
  • Stay in your room. Notify professors via email
  • Arrange to have meals delivered to your room by friends
  • Take Tylenol, Motrin, or Advil for aches & pains 
  • Drink plenty of clear liquids.

The Flu is contagious 1 day before you develop symptoms & remains contagious for up to 7 days after becoming ill!

If you develop High Fever, Shortness of Breath or difficulty Breathing, or Dehydration from Vomiting & Diarrhea Seek medical attention immediately!

Phone Numbers:

Health Center: 610-861-1567
Campus Security: 610-861-1421
St. Luke’s: 610-954-4000

We do have a limited number of Flu injections left You can just walk in for them.