Influenza (Flu) is a respiratory disease caused by one or more types of influenza viruses.
The best way to prevent the flu is to get the flu vaccine every season. During most years, the flu vaccine protects most people from acquiring the illness or reduces its severity. Flu vaccinations usually begin in September and may last until February or later. Common preventive measures besides vaccination include:
A rapid flu test can be done during an appointment at the Health Center. Anti-viral medications can be prescribed for students with severe symptoms to speed up the recovery process.