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Influenza: Everything You Need To Know!

Influenza ("the flu") is caused by viruses that infect the nose, throat and lungs.  The virus we usually face is referred to as Seasonal Flu.

Influenza-like-illness is defined as fever (temperature of 100°F or greater) and a cough and/or sore throat in the absence of a KNOWN cause other than influenza.

What should I do while I'm sick with the flu?

Stay away from others as much as possible to keep from making them sick.  If you must leave home, for example to get medical care, wear a facemask if you have one, or cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue.  And wash your hands often to keep from spreading flu to others.

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What Is The Flu or Influenza-Like-Illness (ILI)?

Influenza ("the flu") is caused by viruses that infect the nose, throat and lungs.  The virus we usually face is referred to as Seasonal Flu. Influenza-like-illness is defined as fever (temperature of 100°F or greater) and a cough and/or sore throat in the absence of a KNOWN cause other than influenza.

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Respiratory Illness (includes Sinus Rinse instructions)

 

Symptoms Cold Flu
Fever Rare

Usual; high (100F to 102F)
occasionally higher; lasts 3-4 days

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Self-Isolation Guidelines

Roommates of Students With Influenza-like Illness