Think you have the flu??
Call Health Service for instructions. (203) 837-8594
Please DO NOT go to class, get on the shuttle, or walk-in to Health Service.
To limit the spread of the illness, call for instructions!
- An abrupt onset of fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, runny/congested nose, headache, chills and fatigue
- Diarrhea and vomiting are also possible.
- Do not go to class! Go home, even if you reside in the residence halls. Notify the RD/RA. Remain at home until you are fever and symptom free for at least 24 hours.
- Isolate yourself. Limit contact with people, especially large crowds. If you must leave your home, i.e. for a medical appointment, be sure to cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing, or wear a face mask.
- Discard tissues and wash hands immediately with warm, soapy water or hand sanitizer.
- For fever and body aches use either acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil) as directed on the package, if you are not allergic to these medications.
- Rest and drink plenty of fluids.
- For gastrointestinal symptoms, such as diarrhea and vomiting, drink clear fluids or electrolyte replacements (Gatorade).
Additional treatment for those in “high risk” groups
- Individuals with a serious medical condition such as heart disease, diabetes, or asthma, may need more than just symptomatic treatment as outlined above.
- These individuals might need a prescription anti-viral medication.
- Please see your health care provider who will decide if you need a prescription medication.
Emergency Warning Signs
Go to the nearest emergency room if you develop:
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- Pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen
- Sudden severe dizziness
- Severe or persistent vomiting
WHAT ABOUT MY CLASSES?
- Email your professors regarding your absence.
- If you miss five or more days in a row, submit a note from your private healthcare provider regarding your illness to Health Service at WCSU.