Influenza / Flu

Iowa State University officials monitor the spread of contagious illnesses such as influenza or flu. The university encourages community members to take basic precautions to protect themselves against such illnesses.

In the event of widespread outbreak, university administrators watch for developments across the country and around the world and are prepared to respond, should additional steps be necessary. The university will keep students, faculty, staff, and parents updated on major developments via the Iowa State homepage.

Protect Yourself from the Flu

Take these everyday actions to stay healthy:

  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after coughing or sneezing. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers are also effective. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth to avoid spreading germs.
  • Get enough rest. Eight hours is ideal.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Eat healthy and regularly.
  • Stay home -- don't go to work or classes if you are sick and try to avoid close contact with sick people.

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