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FHSU Issues Response to Mumps Outbreak

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In the Daily Student Announcements Thursday, FHSU issued the following response to managing outbreaks on campus, including mumps and influenza.


MANAGING DISEASE OUTBREAKS ON CAMPUS – MUMPS AND INFLUENZA

A high school student in Colby was recently diagnosed with mumps and the disease has been diagnosed in other parts of Kansas.  Cases of influenza also continue to be found across the State.  Both influenza and mumps are spread by coming into contact with airborne droplets.  Outbreaks can be minimized by practicing hand hygiene and cough etiquette.

If you’re sick:

  1. Stay out of class if you have a fever or other respiratory symptoms (cough, sore throat, swelling near the ear lobe, runny nose, body aches).
  2. Call Student Affairs to be excused from class – (785) 628-4277
  3. Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze.  Throw the tissue away after use and WASH YOUR HANDS. If you don’t have a tissue, cough inside your shirt or use your sleeve.
  4. Wear a mask if you have to go out into public places.
  5. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water.  Use hand sanitizer if washing isn’t practical.
  6. You may be contagious for 5 to 7 days after the onset of symptoms.

 

  • If you’re healthy:
  1. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  2. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water.  Use hand sanitizer if washing isn’t practical.
  3. Wear a mask if you are around others who are coughing and sneezing.

 

  • Your Student Heath Center has cough, cold and pain medications available for purchase as well as free care supplies for students.  If you need tissues, masks, lozenges, hand sanitizer, etc. you can request these items at the front desk.

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