Ebola Update and Information

NC State is monitoring the latest information from infectious disease experts and public health officials regarding the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. 

Click here for the latest news from the CDC.

Have you recently traveled to an affected area in West Africa?  Click here for more information.

If you have symptoms please call 919-515-2563 and speak with an appointments staff member at the Student Health Center.

All UNC universities are in communication regarding emergency planning.  Visit the UNC system site for informative links and the latest information.

Tips to Avoid the Flu

  • Get the flu vaccine. (Click here for the list of upcoming campus flu clinics)
  • Wash hands often with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Germs spread this way.
  • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
  • Practice good health habits – plenty of sleep and exercise, reduce stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat healthy foods. Continue reading

Student Health Services Video

To help students and families gain a better understanding about the Health Center and requirements for a successful start at NC State click here.  This video highlights who we are, what services we provide and gives accurate up-to-date information to assist you in joining the Wolfpack family.

Stomach Bug Infecting Campus

Gastroenteritis also known as stomach bug or stomach flu, is infecting campus.  Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain/cramping, fever and / or headache.  If you are experiencing these symptoms make an appointment online or call 919-515-7107.  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. Make an appointment with Student Health for this treatment.

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 Norovirus Information Page and Student Health Services