- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. When a tissue is not available, cover coughs or sneezes using your elbow or your shoulder instead of your hands.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after coughing or sneezing. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective.
- Frequently clean your living quarters. If you live together with other students, you should frequently clean commonly-used surfaces such as doorknobs, refrigerator handles, remote controls, computer keyboards, counter tops, faucet handles, and bathroom areas.
- Plan to monitor your health by checking for fever and other symptoms of flu.
- Talk with your health care provider if you are at higher risk for complications from flu.
- Update emergency contact lists.
to care for yourself in the event that you become ill:
|Gatorade, Broth, Juice, Popsicles||Crackers, Rice, Bread|
|Inexpensive thermometer, Tissues, Germ Wipes, Face Mask|
|Acetaminophen 325mg -- 25 tablets -- $5.00
Ibuprofen 200mg -- 25 tablets -- $5.00
|Robitussin DM -- 1 bottle, or
Generic Tussin DM -- 8 oz. bottle
$8 - $9
|Mucinex DM regular -- box of 14, or
Mucinex DM maximum -- box of 14
$10 - $12
|Sudafed from pharmacist -- 30mg tablets -- $8.00|
For more information, visit: www.flu.gov
Contact CDC 24 Hours / Every Day:
- 1 (800) CDC-INFO (232-4636)
- TTY:(888) 232-6348