is now at very high levels throughout New Jersey. If diagnosed early in the illness, an antiviral medicine may decrease the duration of symptoms. If you develop flu-like symptoms, including fever, muscle aches, sore throat, nausea or vomiting, call your medical provider. Students call UHS at 609-258-3141. While recuperating, hydration and isolation are important to prevent complications and the spread of the virus.
A novel avian flu, H7N9, has caused small local outbreaks in China among bird handlers. This virus can cause a particularly severe disease, however there is limited evidence of person to person spread. Travelers to China are advised by the CDC to avoid touching birds and frequently wash hands, while eating only fully cooked poultry. If you are a student who is experiencing flu symptoms and you have been recently in China, call UHS. If you are faculty or staff please seek evaluation by your health care provider.