Student Health Services has begun to see students with Influenza like illnesses. The Centers for Disease Control reports that cases of flu have been confirmed in Maryland and are predicting an early flu season this year. For more information, go to www.cdc.gov/flu/.
The virus begins to reproduce once it comes in contact with the lining of the nose, throat and airways.
Flu has a rapid onset, with symptoms that are usually more severe than the common cold
AVOID PERSONS WHO ARE SICK. IF YOU ARE SICK, ISOLATE YOURSELF AND DO NOT GO TO CLASS. LIMIT SHARED SPACES THAT MAY EXPOSE YOU TO INDIVIDUALS WITH FLU LIKE SYMPTOMS.
Flu vaccination does not cause the flu ( it is made from a killed virus)
Each year, manufacturers try to predict the most common types of influenza that may arise in the United States and include those types in the serum. The CDC website gives information about the strains included in this year’s vaccine.
It takes about 3 weeks to build immunity to the flu after the vaccine is administered.
The flu can make you feel sick for 4 to 10 days. Resume normal activities only after symptoms are gone. IF YOU ARE SICK, ISOLATE YOURSELF AND DO NOT GO TO CLASS. LIMIT SHARED SPACES THAT MAY EXPOSE OTHERS TO THE VIRUS.
For more information, contact Student Health Services at www.salisbury.edu/health.
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