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  • Coronavirus

    What is Coronavirus?

    It is a newly identified Coronavirus that causes symptoms of respiratory illness.  It was first identified in December 2019, in Wuhan, China. 

    What is the risk? 

    The New Coronavirus is considered a public health concern because it is so new, and the CDC continues to learn about this new virus.  However, the risk to the general public is considered low at this time.

    Recommendations

    The CDC recommends individuals who have traveled to infected areas and have developed respiratory symptoms (cough, fever, or shortness of breath) within 14 days of travel, should visit their medical doctor.  Any KU students with concerns about symptoms should call the Health Center at 610-683-4082 for further instructions. 

    Prevention

    In an effort to try to prevent any contagious illness,

    • Wash hands frequently and before eating with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.  If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. 
    • Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. 
    • Avoid sharing cups, water bottles, utensils and other personal items.
    • Stay home when sick and avoid others who are sick.

    Helpful links are included below.  We will continue to monitor this situation closely and provide updates as necessary. 

    KU Health and Wellness Services 

    LINKS:

    Center for Disease Control and Prevention

    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html 

    Pennsylvania Department of Health
    https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx

  • Flu

    1. GET YOURSELF VACCINATED

    2. TAKE PREVENTATIVE ACTION TO STOP THE SPREAD OF FLU VIRUSES!

    • Wash your Hands
    • Cover your cough
    • Avoid close contact with sick people

    3. SEEK HEALTH CARE IF YOU START WITH SYMPTOMS

    • Come to the Health Center, the first floor of Beck Hall or call Clinical Services at 610-683-4082.
    • Antiviral drugs can be prescribed to shorten the time you are sick.

    Click on the links below for information about the FLU

    https://www.cdc.gov/bam/diseases/immune/db/flu.html  

    https://www.cdc.gov/flu/

  • Meningitis
  • Mumps

    Click the link below for more information about Mumps

    Information about mumps

  • Norovirus (Stomach Flu)

    Click the link below for more information:

    https://www.cdc.gov/norovirus/index.html

  • Outbreak of severe pulmonary disease associated with using e-cigarette products

    The Center for Disease Control and Prevention states, "CDC, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), state and local health departments, and other clinical and public health partners are investigating a multistate outbreak of severe pulmonary disease associated with e-cigarette product (devices, liquids, refill pods, and/or cartridges) use. This investigation is ongoing and has not identified a cause, but all reported cases have a history of using e-cigarette products."

  • Zika Virus

    Click the link below for more information:

    https://www.cdc.gov/zika/

Coronavirus

Explaination of coronavirus