Clinic for students with flu symptoms open at Carpenter Sports Building

9:21 a.m., April 29, 2009----UPDATE: Students who are experiencing flu-like symptoms or who have recently traveled to Mexico are advised to go to a special clinic staffed by the officials from the State Division of Public Health at the Carpenter Sports Building (The Little Bob).

The clinic at The Little Bob is now open.

Students with flu-like symptoms also may go to Student Health Services in Laurel Hall. Students should bring their University I.D. with them.

According to the CDC, symptoms for swine flu are similar to the symptoms of seasonal flu in humans and may include some combination of:

  • Fever, greater than 100 degrees F,
  • Sore throat,
  • Cough,
  • Stuffy nose,
  • Chills,
  • Headache,
  • Body aches and/or
  • Fatigue.

UD faculty and staff who are experiencing flu-like symptoms should contact their personal physicians.

To prevent the spread of swine flu, the CDC suggests:

  • Avoid contact with ill persons.
  • When you cough or sneeze, cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or your sleeve (if you do not have a tissue). Throw used tissues in a trash can.
  • After you cough or sneeze, wash your hands with soap and water, or use an alcohol-based hand gel.
  • If you think you are ill with flu, avoid close contact with others as much as possible. Stay at home. Seek medical care if you are severely ill, such as having trouble breathing.

Additional information, as it becomes available, will be posted on the University's home page.