From The Nurse – Flu Prevention and Management

I am beginning to see students with the flu. It is widespread in our community and we are seeing it earlier than usual. The strain of flu this year is more severe than in past years. It’s not too late to get a flu shoteven if you’ve already had the flu – you could still get another strain of flu. The flu season continues through March. Contact Gail Kramer, RN, with any questions.

COLD SYMPTOMS

  • Gradual onset of symptoms
  • No fever
  • Slight body aches
  • Headache uncommon
  • Runny nose, sneezing
  • Sore throat common
  • Hacking cough
FLU SYMPTOMS

  • Sudden onset of symptoms
  • High Fever
  • Often severe body aches
  • Headache common
  • Sometimes runny nose, no sneezing
  • Sore throat uncommon
  • Dry cough