Find topical information and guidelines about health-related incidences that could affect numerous people in the UB community and Western New York at-large.
Flu — also known as influenza — is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. If you have a fever, cough, fatigue or body aches, you may have the flu.
In addition to getting vaccinated, there are simple steps you can take to help stop the spread of germs that cause respiratory illnesses like influenza.
With any contagious illness, you should try to limit contact with others to contain the spread of the disease. It is best for everyone if you remain at home (unless you’re going to see a health care provider) until you are better and no longer infectious.
Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen, sudden dizziness, confusion, severe or persistent vomiting, or if flu-like symptoms improve but then return with fever and worse cough, you should seek medical care immediately.
While UB is not holding any more formal flu vaccine clinics — the university held several during the fall semester — students still can obtain a flu shot by making an appointment at Student Health Services.
Students can make an appointment to receive the flu shot at Student Health Services by calling 716-829-3316.
While UB is not holding any more formal flu vaccine clinics — the university held several during the fall semester — faculty and staff still can obtain a flu shot at their doctor’s office and at local pharmacies.
Employees who are sick should stay home and contact their supervisors.