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Flu and Strep Run Rampant

CBC student services sent out an email today saying that 10 cases of flu and strep throat have been diagnosed at the on-campus health clinic in the past 7-10 days.

Students are highly encouraged to see nurse Shelly Clifton if they are experiencing any of these symptoms:

  • fever or feverish chills
  • cough
  • sore throat
  • runny or stuffy nose
  • muscle or body aches
  • headaches
  • fatigue
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • sore throat
  • pain when swallowing
  • fever
  • red and swollen tonsils
  • tiny red spots on the┬ároof of the mouth
  • swollen lymph nodes in the front of the neck

Here are some things you can do to keep from catching the flu and strep throat:

  • AVOID CONTACT WITH SICK PEOPLE
  • If you (or your child) get sick with a flu-like illness, stay home at least 24 hours after the fever is gone, except to get medical care
  • While you’re sick, LIMIT YOUR CONTACT WITH OTHER PEOPLE
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze
  • WASH YOUR HANDS OFTEN
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • CLEAN AND DISINFECT SURFACES AND OBJECTS THAT MAY BE CONTAMINATED WITH GERMS LIKE THE FLU

 

All this information comes directly from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). For more information, visit www.cdc.gov.

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