January 23, 2013 STAFF/STU

The flu is here

The flu is here!

Symptoms: sudden onset of fever, cough, body and headaches, sore throat and fatigue, and may be accompanied by congestion.

Prevention:

  • Get your flu shot. Click here to find available flu shots in the JCU area.
  • Frequent hand washing (especially prior to eating).
  • Stay away from sick people.
  • Get adequate rest and eat a healthy diet.
  • Keep hands away from eyes, mouth and nose.

Treatment: Rest, increase fluids (no alcohol), use over-the-counter meds (no aspirin), try to self isolate. See a physician to obtain an antiviral medication (within the first 24-48 hrs of the onset of symptoms).

Seek immediate medical care if having difficulty breathing, unable to reduce fever, there is an increase head pain or confusion.

Any questions or concerns, call or visit the Health Center (lower level Murphy Hall) at 216.397.4349.