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  (ILI) 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.  Other symptoms include a runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headaches, fatigue, and in some cases vomiting and diarrhea.

Respiratory Illness (includes Sinus Rinse instructions)


Symptoms Cold Flu
Fever Rare

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

Help for the "Stomach Bug"

For the first 24 hours, try to drink plenty of clear liquids.  Drink slowly as much fluid as you can to fight dehydration and rest your system.  Clear liquids include:

Travel Immunizations

Health Services provides travel immunizations to students going abroad. Immunization requirements vary depending on the student's itinerary, past medical history and previous immunizations. Students should prepare for travel vaccines at least 3-6 months before your date of departure.

Prior to your travel visit you'll need to be prepared by following these simple steps:

1.  Stop by the Health Services to receive your travel packet which includes a "Travax" report specific to your travel destination(s).