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UB warns staff and students about stomach flu

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Posted at 9:48 AM, Apr 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-07 09:48:03-04

A bulletin posted on the University at Buffalo website is warning students and staff to take precautions against the stomach flu.

University staff members are asking the UB community to monitor their health, and follow basic hygiene guidelines to prevent the flu, which has been spreading across campus. 

The Director of Student Health Services says the flu includes the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, fever, chills, and loss of appetite.

To prevent the flu from spreading, students and staff are asked to wash their hands often, not share personal items or food/drinks, and to wipe down work spaces.  The university is also reminding students not to prepare food for other people if they're not feeling well.

If symptoms last more than 24 hours, students should contact Student Health Services at 716- 829-3316.  Students who are sick are asked to stay away from class and public spaces until they feel better, and employees who are sick are asked to contact their supervisors, and stay home.