Student Health Services will open at 8am today to see patients who are experiencing illness and/or injuries. At 11am the university will resume normal operations and Student Health will be open for all visit types.
The Spring 2015 waive/enroll period has now closed. NC State University will accept waiver appeals, to be reviewed by the NC State Appeal Committee, through 5pm February 27, 2015. To submit an appeal complete the insurance appeal form and submit to email@example.com. ALL Appeal Committee decisions are FINAL. Insurances premiums are non-refundable without an approved waiver or appeal.
The stomach bug or stomach flu, is on campus. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain/cramping, fever and/or headache. If you are experiencing these symptoms call 919-515-2563. The virus is spread by touching contaminated surfaces or objects and then touching your mouth, eating contaminated foods or drinks, and direct contact with stool or vomit while caring for a sick person.
If you become sick, take care of yourself with:
- Medications. This may include fever reducing, anti-nausea, and/or anti-diarrhea medicines.
- Oral Rehydration. Sip only clear non caffeinated liquids, such as ginger ale, water, ice chips, sport drinks, broth soups.
- Diet. Once liquids are tolerated eat a bland diet. This would include crackers, noodles, rice, and toast, and limit dairy. Advance your diet as tolerated.
- IV Fluids, as needed.
Prevention is key to staying well. Washing hands is the most important thing to do to prevent getting or spreading the infection. Also, decontaminate surfaces and objects, such a computer keyboards, door handles, and steering wheels.
For more information visit the CDC page.