Date: January 25, 2013
To: All U.Va. Students
From: Dr. James C. Turner, Student Health
Re: Pointers on avoiding or dealing with the flu and similar illnesses
A widespread flu epidemic is sweeping the nation, and the University of Virginia and Charlottesville are not immune. As of today, more than 100 cases of the flu have been diagnosed at Student Health. The good news is that you can take some easy steps to avoid getting, or spreading, the flu.
How do I avoid getting the flu?
The best way to protect yourself from the flu is to get vaccinated, although supplies in the community are now quite low so be sure to call ahead.
What if I'm experiencing flu-like symptoms?
Call the Student Health Center at 434-982-3915 or your local care provider. Providing them information on all of your symptoms, including your temperature, is extremely helpful for staff to ascertain if you need to come to the clinic or isolate.
Best wishes for good health.
James C. Turner, M.D.
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