Student Health 101
February 10, 2015
As of the end of January, flu continues to be widespread across most of the US, with the CDC projecting that flu season will continue for the next six weeks. University Health Services has been treating patients with flu or flu like illness throughout the spring semester and continues to urge patients to take proper precautions. Information is readily available across campus for students and faculty/staff members with details about prevention and treatment of the flu at Western Carolina University.
While the flu vaccine may not work as well as usual against some H3N2 viruses, vaccination can still protect some people and reduce hospitalizations and deaths, and will protect against other flu viruses. Contact University Health Services for information regarding the availability of the vaccine. The other most common way to prevent the spread of flu is frequent hand washing. Know the signs and symptoms to protect yourself and the community around you from the spread of flu this season.
Regular updates will be made to this site when any new information becomes available. Information regarding flu activity in NC can be found at http://www.flu.nc.gov/, and information regarding flu activity nationally can be found at flu.gov and the CDC flu website.
Director, University Health Services