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H1N1 Flu Information

Guidance for Students

As recent concern over Type A influenza has been expressed, Louisiana Tech wishes to provide guidance to our students. While there is no cause for panic or fear the university believes the best way to combat the spread is through education and information.

Preventive Measures

  • First and most important: wash your hands! Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze.  Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.  Throw the tissue away after you use it.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.  Germs spread this way.
  • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
  • If you get sick with influenza, CDC recommends that you stay home from school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.

Try to stay in good general health. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage stress, and eat a nutritious diet. Try not to touch contaminated surfaces. Avoid contact with people who are sick.

Symptoms

The symptoms of H1N1 flu in people are similar to the symptoms of regular (seasonal) flu and include:

  • fever
  • cough
  • sore throat
  • body aches
  • headache
  • chills
  • fatigue

Students experiencing flu-like symptoms should seek medical attention. The Student Health Center is open Mon-Fri from 7:30-4:00. Closed from 12:00-1:00.