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Symptoms of flu include fever or chills and cough or sore throat. In addition, symptoms of flu can include runny nose, body aches, headache,
tiredness, diarrhea, or vomiting.
• Stay home if you have flu or flu-like illness for at least 24 hours after you no longer have a fever (100 degrees Fahrenheit or 37.8 degrees
Celsius) or signs of a fever (have chills, feel very warm, have a flushed appearance, or are sweating). This should be determined without the use of
fever-reducing medications (any medicine that contains ibuprofen or acetaminophen). The flu may last up to 7 days. Don’t go to class or work if
you’re ill. Ask a friend to bring meals to your room.
It is important for students who have temperatures of at least 102 degrees Fahrenheit or 38.8 degrees Celsius with a cough and/or sore throat to call
the Student Health Service for an appointment (529-3000) to see a clinician. Students who have flu symptoms but also have chronic diseases such as
diabetes, asthma, or heart problems also should call for an appointment.
Again, the university will monitor this closely and make pertinent information available as we receive it. We strongly recommend that students and
parents monitor theStudent Health Service Web site, muohio.edu/health. A Frequently Asked Questions document is among information you can click on
If this year’s flu season becomes more severe, we may take the following additional steps to prevent the spread of the virus:
• Allow students, faculty, and staff at higher risk for complications to stay home. These students, faculty, and staff should make this decision in
consultation with their health care provider.
• Find ways to increase social distances (the space between people) in classrooms such as moving desks farther apart, leaving empty seats between
students, holding outdoor classes, and using distance learning methods.
• Extend the time sick students, faculty, or staff stay home or in their residence. During severe flu conditions sick people should stay home for at
least 7 days, even if they feel better sooner. Those who are still sick after 7 days should continue to stay home until at least 24 hours after
symptoms have gone away. Symptoms of flu include fever or chills and cough or sore throat. In addition, symptoms of flu can include runny nose, body
aches, headache, tiredness, diarrhea, or vomiting.
• Suspend classes. This decision will be made together with local and state public health officials. The length of time classes should be suspended
will depend on the goal of suspending classes as well as the severity and extent of illness.
Students who are studying abroad should follow recommendations from the university at which they are studying and should visit www.cdc.gov/travel for
further health information while studying abroad. For the most up-to-date information on flu, visit www.flu.gov, or call 1-800-CDC-INFO
We will notify you of any additional changes to Miami’s strategy to prevent the spread of flu on our campus.
Assistant Vice President, student health and wellness