Health News & Prevention Tips

Health News & Prevention Tips

Dear Faculty, Staff and Students,

With cold and flu season underway, it is important to be aware of symptoms and prevention measures to limit the spread of illness on campus.

Common flu symptoms include:

  • Fever of 100-102 degrees or higher, lasting about 3-4 days
  • Chills
  • A headache - can become sudden and be severe
  • Muscle aches and pains - can become severe
  • Feeling tired and weak which can be moderate to severe; can last 2-3 weeks; extreme tiredness can occur suddenly
  • A cough - can become severe and last for several weeks
  • Chest discomfort - can become severe

There are several steps you can take to help prevent catching the flu and reduce the spread of viruses that cause it. It’s easier than you think, read below for tips and advice.

  • Consider getting an annual vaccination shot
  • Practice good hygiene and wash your hands frequently
  • Avoid close contact with anyone who has the flu
  • Cover your cough and sneezes
  • Clean all surfaces frequently touched by you and others
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • In certain situations, your medical provider may prescribe antiviral medications to prevent you from getting the flu

If you experience any of the above symptoms, please visit a medical provider for evaluations. Students may visit the Langston University Health Services Clinic located on the 1st floor of University Women. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Monday- Friday. Additional resources are listed below.

Logan County Health Department
215 Fairgrounds Rd. #A
Guthrie, OK 73044
(405) 282-3485

Mary Mahoney Memorial Health Center
300 N. Martin Luther King Jr.
Langston, OK 73050
(405) 466-2535

Mercy Clinic Convenient Care-Guthrie Division
2919 S. Division
Guthrie, OK 73044
(405) 282-6301

Mercy Hospital Logan County
200 S. Academy Rd.
Guthrie, OK 73044
(405) 282-6700

News Regarding the Novel Coronavirus

Many of you have likely heard or read the news reports about the Novel Coronavirus out of China. For more information about the virus, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, where updates are published regularly.

General preventive measures to protect yourself from respiratory illness, such as Novel Coronavirus disease, parallel the recommendations for preventing cold and flu, including and especially frequent washing of hands with soap and water. If you have questions regarding the Novel Coronavirus not answered by the CDC website, please do not hesitate to contact the Health Services Clinic.

Sincerely,

Langston University Health Services Clinic
University Women Room 112
405-466-3335

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