April 27, 2009
Student Health and Counseling Services is closely following developments regarding Swine Flu. As of this morning, the CDC recommends that patients with influenza like illnesses (ILI):
Ø Cover nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. Throw the tissue in the trash after use.
Ø Wash hands often with soap and water, especially after coughing or sneezing. Alcohol-based hands cleaners are also effective.
Ø Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth.
Ø Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
The San Diego Health Department and the CDC strongly encourage patients presenting with influenza-like illness (ILI) to stay home from work or school and limit contact with others if they are symptomatic, ideally up to 7 days following their symptom onset, except to receive treatment for severe illness or to address life threatening emergencies.
ILI is defined as temperature >100ºF, and cough and/or sore throat.
We recommend that the campus community follow the above recommendations at this time. Updates will be provided as needed.
For more information, visit the CDC at: http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/