In preparation for the 2018-2019 Flu Season CSU East Bay SHCS is adopting the CDC Guidance for Responses to Influenza for Institutions of Higher Education.
The CDC recommends that Universities do NOT require a doctor’s note to confirm illness or recovery and SHCS at CSU East Bay will not be issuing doctor’s notes, sick notes or “excuses” for Influenza Like Illnesses (ILI).
This policy will decrease the spread of Influenza Like Illnesses (ILI) to students seeking treatment for other injuries or illnesses. If you are asked for a sick note please print out a copy of the CSU East Bay 2018 – 2019 Flu Sick Note memo for the employer or faculty member requesting the sick note.
The CDC has NOT as yet reported any widespread Influenza Outbreaks.
There have been sporadic Influenza outbreaks in California.
Patients with the 2018-2019 Influenza are expected to have symptoms of an influenza like illness
disease (Fever 37.8C or 100 F, and a cough and / or sore throat) for about a week.
Most fit and healthy patients in the USA will recover without the need for medical
evaluation, treatment or specific antiviral medications.
Seasonal Influenza is spread by:
If you are ill with fever and a cough:
Patients who have been exposed to Influenza or have symptoms of Influenza AND are at high risk for complications of influenza or who have symptoms or signs of Influenza that may indicate a more serious infection should immediately seek care from the SHS or other healthcare provider:
Patients who have any of the following should promptly seek care from SHCS or other healthcare provider:
Patients who have been exposed to Influenza or have symptoms of Influenza AND are at high risk for complications of influenza or who have symptoms or signs of Influenza that may indicate a more serious infection should immediately seek care from SHCS or other healthcare provider:
There are many three main types of thermometers – digital thermometers, disposable thermometers and ear (tympanic) thermometers excluding the old fashioned glass thermometers which contain mercury.
Digital Thermometers have a display window and an on/off button at one end and a temperature sensor at the other end.
These thermometers are designed for oral (under tongue) use, underarm (armpit or axillary) use or rectal use.
Digital thermometers are available online and from most pharmacies.
Omron is one of the major digital thermometer manufacturers – please see instructions for use.
Disposable Thermometers are thin plastic strips with a matrix of colored dots (usually blue) each labeled with a specific temperature.
These thermometers are designed for oral (under tongue) use and underarm (armpit or axillary) use.
Tempa Dot Thermometers are one of the commonest disposable thermometers – please see instructions for use.
Ear (Tympanic) Thermometers are more expensive and are more difficult to self administer.
Old Fashioned Glass Thermometers containing mercury are NOT recommended.