Fighting the Flu

Posted: January 24, 2013

For weeks now we’ve been talking about the flu in other parts of the country, but now, the seasonal flu is finally hitting California. According to the Center of Disease Control (CDC) Seasonal influenza, commonly called “the flu,” is caused by influenza viruses, which infect the respiratory tract (i.e., the nose, throat, lungs). Unlike many other viral respiratory infections, such as the common cold, the flu can cause severe illness and life-threatening complications in many people. There are several things one can do to help prevent the spread of the illness.  Here are some recommendations from the CUC:

Everyday Preventive Actions The Can Help Fight Germs

The CDC recommends a three-step approach to fighting influenza (flu). If you get the flu, there are prescription antiviral drugs that can treat your illness. Early treatment is especially important for people with certain chronic health conditions, and preventive actions may slow the spread of germs that cause respiratory (nose, throat, and lungs) illnesses like the flu.

Cold and Flu Prevention

CUC Student Health Services have drafted several informational packets on how to stay healthy through the winter months and will offer Flu Vaccine Clinics on Wednesday, January 30. Download the flyers below for times and locations; the clinics will be open to all students, faculty, and staff on a first come, first serve basis while supplies last. The fee is $20 and is covered by the student health insurance plan. Cash, Claremont cash, checks, and credit cards will be accepted.

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