Health Tips and Services during Cold and Flu Season

Nov. 3, 2016

Health Tips and Services during 'Cold and Flu Season' Have symptoms? Contact Student Health Services 

As we continue through the fall semester, it's important for everyone within the university community to keep personal health and wellness at the forefront of our minds. 

In addition to entering what is commonly called the "cold and flu season" in the United States this time of year, we have recently learned about a child with pertussis ("whooping cough") in a nearby school district, as well as confirmed cases of the mumps at a different university in Missouri. 

All of this serves as a reminder to follow CDC-recommended health best practices (e.g. washing hands frequently, disinfecting surfaces, avoiding close contact with others who are sick) and seek out medical care and advice if you begin having symptoms such as fever, congestion, muscle or body aches, sore throat, headache, cough, nausea, or others. 

Students can schedule an appointment to visit Student Health Services free of charge by calling 314-246-6922. 

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