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THE FLU: 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.

Pandemic Flu Response

 

Middlebury College has an Emergency Plan that includes the threat of severe illness, such as pandemic flu. College Health Officials monitor websites and receive direct communication from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Vermont Department of Health (VDH). In the event that a communicable disease, such as a flu pandemic, presents an immediate threat to the safety of Middlebury students and our community, the College's plan is to quickly close and evacuate all students.

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

Preparing for Pandemic Flu

Middlebury College students should be prepared in the event of a pandemic flu outbreak. Steps you can take before infection spreads include:

Stay Informed - Read all emails from the Health Services or Dean of College. Information will be provided if there is an influenza outbreak:

Get These Supplies Before You Become Sick:

History of Pandemic Flu

Roommates of Students With Influenza-like Illness