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Flu Has Arrived On Campus

Friday, February 5, 2016 - 3:47pm
FLU HAS ARRIVED: As of the first week of February, the Health and Wellness Center, as a state Department of Health influenza surveillance site, has confirmed flu in several of our students.

The best protection against the flu is to get vaccinated each and every year. The strain of flu found in our students is included in this year's vaccine.  None of the confirmed flu cases had received the flu vaccine:  It's not too late to get your Flu shot.  We always encourage washing your hands frequently and covering coughs and sneezes.  Those who have symptoms of the flu are advised to stay out of class until at least 24 hours passes without fever without the use of fever-reducing medicine.  The Health and Wellness Center is able to prescribe Tamiflu, which may be helpful if started up to 48 hours after symptoms have started in low risk healthy individuals.

For more advice, studentaffairs.lehigh.edu/node/2397