H1N1 flu Information
(Updated: November 10, 2009)
At K-State, the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff are
of utmost concern. A comprehensive team from all areas of the university
is meeting to stay abreast of the status of the H1N1 flu.
We are guided by a plan developed to respond to incidents of potential
pandemic flu. Should the situation escalate we have plans in place
to respond quickly to contain the spread of the H1N1 flu. University
officials continue to actively monitor the local, regional, national and
worldwide swine flu situation.
Notice for students seeking health care at Lafene:
Do you have a fever or significant cough? If yes, you will be asked to put
on a mask at the Lafene Health Center check-in area.
What is H1N1 influenza?
H1N1 influenza is a disease similar to the seasonal flu, but it
tends to afflict a younger population (median age 17 years in Kansas.)
The disease lasts up to a week or longer, but the initial fever may
be gone in just a few days.
Symptoms of H1N1 flu
in humans are similar to symptoms of seasonal flu and include:
- Fever greater than 100 degrees
- Body aches
- Sore throat
- Respiratory congestion
- In some cases, nausea, diarrhea and vomiting
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)- Emergency
What should you do if you feel sick?
to do if you get flu-like symptoms
- Take your temperature.
- Stay home! DO NOT
go to class, dining halls or any social gatherings. Isolate yourself.
- Get plenty of rest
- Drink lots of fluids
- Eat light meals
- Contact your RA (if you live in a residence hall) or the Office of Student
Life at 785.532.6432 so arrangements can be made to assist you.
What supplies should I have in case I get sick?
It is a good idea to keep a few simple medical supplies available:
- Thermometer (a reliable, digital one is best)
- Over the counter medicine such as:
- Tylenol® (acetaminophen)
- Advil® (ibuprofen)
- Aleve® (naproxen)
- Fluids such as water, juice and
- Hand sanitizer
When can I go back to class or work?
- Once your temperature
stays in normal range
(96°- 99°F) for 24 hours without
using fever reducing medicine.
- Continue practicing good
hand hygiene and
correctly cover your
coughs and sneezes.
How can I prevent the spread to others?
H1N1 flu is spread through respiratory droplets that are
coughed or sneezed into the air. It may also be spread by virus that remains
on hands after coughing or sneezing that gets spread
to others through common
use items such as phones, doorknobs, desks and keyboards.
CDC Novel H1N1 Flu:
Prevention & Treatment
Contamination & Cleaning
- If you are sick, stay home to avoid spreading illness to coworkers and
friends. DO NOT
go to class, dining halls or any social gatherings.
- Cough or sneeze into your elbow or a tissue and
properly dispose of used tissues.
- Clean hands after using tissues with
an alcohol-based hand sanitizer or soap and warm water.
- Avoid touching your eyes,
nose and mouth.
- Stay healthy by eating a balanced diet, drinking plenty of water and
getting adequate rest and exercise.
Is there an H1N1 vaccine?
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