Symptoms of influenza:
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention the following may be signs of influenza:
- Fever of chills
- Sore throat
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Muscle or body aches
- Vomiting and/or diarrhea
Types of testing:
The student Health Center has the ability to perform rapid and send out laboratory testing for influenza when medically indicated. Rapid testing may be performed when available for a small fee. Rapid testing results are available in 15 minutes while send out laboratory tests are available in 1-3 days.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the follow are ways to protect yourself and others:
- Take time to get a flu vaccine
- Take every day preventative action to stop the spread of germs
- Ask your provider about flu antivirals
All student information held at the Health Center is strictly confidential and will not be released without written or phone consent by the student and/or as required by law. Students under 18 years of age, must have parental permission to be seen and treated at the Health Center except for emergency situations, emancipated minors, or reproductive health issues.