Flu-like Symptoms on the Rise

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

We're seeing an increase in flu-like symptoms at the University of New Hampshire, Durham campus.

Reduce your risks of acquiring the flu by washing your hands and getting a flu shot. If you do get sick, you can take care of yourself with tips from the self-care guide and seeing a clinician at Health & Wellness. 

Wash your hands.

The first step to prevent illness is to wash your hands with warm soapy water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer and rub hands together until dry. Hand sanitizer is available inside the dining halls to use before filling your plate. Here are the guidelines from the CDC for when to wash your hands and how to do it properly.

Get a flu shot.

Flu shots are still available by appointment.  

Take care of yourself.

If you do get sick, it's important to know what you can do  for self-care. Download the flu self-care guide.  

Make an appointment. 


• For a temperature of 101 or greater  that lasts longer than 4 days

• Any symptoms lasting  more than 5-7 days

• If you are experiencing a severe headache, rash or stiff neck

• Anytime you are concerned about your symptoms

• If you have questions

Appointments can be made online, by phone, or at the front desk at Health & Wellness.