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Ebola Information

Advice for Colleges, Universities, and Students about Ebola in West Afria. Provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

CDC Information about Ebola in West Africa

Ebola vs Flue edit

 

Influenza Information

What is the flu?

The flu is a highly contagious respiratory infection caused by influenza viruses. The virus usually enters the body through mucus membranes in the mouth, nose, or eyes. When a person with the flu coughs or sneezes, the virus then becomes airborne and can be inhaled by anyone nearby. You can also get the flu if you've touched a contaminated surface like a telephone or a doorknob and then touch your nose or mouth.

Is it a cold or the flu?

Signs and Symptoms Influenza Cold
Symptom onset Abrupt Gradual
Fever Usual; lasts 3-4 days Rare
Aches Usual; often severe Slight
Chills Fairly common Uncommon
Fatigue, weakness Usual Sometimes
Sneezing Sometimes Common
Stuffy nose Sometimes Common
Sore throat Sometimes Common
Chest discomfort, cough Common; can be severe Mild to moderate; hacking cough
Headache Common Rare

 

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