Thursday, November 18, 2010
Health Services has now treated its first patient to test positive for influenza this season. Please remember to take precautions to reduce the spread of infection.
The CDC recommends that a student not attend classes until they have been free of fever for 24 hours without the assistance of medication. With patient permission Health Services can confirm a diagnosis of influenza for instructors thus validating absences from class.
For further information regarding prevention, symptoms, and care please see the Centers for Disease Control's web site for influenza at: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/.
This site includes prevention posters that can be copied and posted in your area.
Health Services still has flu vaccine available free for students and for $15.00 to faculty, staff, and their dependents, ages 8 and above. Please pay by check or bring the correct amount needed.
Keep the campus as healthy as possible as we head into the holidays and those exams!