|IPC UPDATE and INFORMATION|
Enterovirus D68-(EV D-68) CDC
STOP THE FLU at OU
FLU VACCINE IS AVAILABLE NOW! at:
Infection Prevention & Control
Oakland University is constantly working to provide a healthy and safe environment for all students, faculty, staff and visitors. We are committed to educate and train individuals in the prevention and control of infectious diseases as well as the potential for widespread health emergencies.
PREVENTION IS PRIMARY. College students should pack more than their iPad and mini-fridge. Health authorities say that they should also pack an ounce of prevention against communicable diseases. Living in residence halls, apartments, and off-campus housing can be a great experience, but know that everything which you own will probably be used by one person or another at some time. If you have roommates and visitors, be aware that items such as phones, computer keyboards, TV remote controls, and even towels are all carriers of infectious disease.
Be a FLU Fighter !
·Don’t Wait … Vaccinate
·Wash your hands frequently
·Cover your cough
·Stay home if you are sick-until 24 hours after your fever has ended
·Find healthy ways to deal with stress and anxiety
GET PLENTY OF SLEEP
What You Should Know for the 2014-2015 Influenza Season
- What sort of flu season is expected this year?
- Will new flu viruses circulate this season?
- When will flu activity begin and when will it peak?
- What should I do to prepare for this flu season?
- What should I do to protect my loved ones from flu this season?
- When should I get vaccinated?
- How much flu vaccine will be available this season?
- When will flu vaccine become available?
- Where can I get a flu vaccine?
- What kind of vaccines will be available in the United States for 2014-2015?
- Are there new recommendations for the 2014-2015 influenza season?
- What flu viruses does this season’s vaccine protect against?
- How effective is the flu vaccine?
- How long does a flu vaccine protect me from getting the flu?
- Will this season's vaccine be a good match for circulating viruses?
- Can the vaccine provide protection even if the vaccine is not a good match?
- Can I get vaccinated and still get the flu?
- What will CDC do to monitor vaccine effectiveness for the 2014-2015 season?
- Where can I find information about vaccine supply?
- Is there treatment for the flu?
- What is antiviral resistance?
- What will CDC do to monitor antiviral resistance in the United States during the 2014-2015 season?