Campus resources and responses to global flu outbreak
From Public Affairs
Jan. 15, 2010 update: University Health Services is receiving regular shipments of the H1N1 vaccine, now available to all adults as vaccine supplies allow. See the University Health Service website for updates, additional resources, and FAQs.
The symptoms of H1N1 flu are similar to the seasonal flu, including the sudden onset of high fever, cough, and fatigue. Headaches and body aches often accompany these. Less frequently, patients may experience runny nose, sore throat, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) currently recommends that people with influenza-like illness remain at home until at least 24 hours after they are free of fever (without the use of fever-reducing medications).
Most individuals recover within 5 to 7 days with basic self-care, and few require medical care. Symptoms that signal the need for prompt medical care include difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen, dizziness, confusion or a high fever that is not responding to medication. Individuals with flu-like illness who are pregnant, or who have a medical condition that increases the risk for complications from influenza, should contact their healthcare provider promptly by phone.
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