The number of influenza cases across the country and state continue to be high so IU health officials are asking students and staff to take preventive measures, which include getting a flu shot even though the vaccine is less effective this year. Vaccines are available at the IU Health Center on the Bloomington campus, IUPUI Campus Health, and at several other IU campuses.
This time of year is synonymous with colds, viruses and other nasty “bugs” that can make you sick. In addition to getting a flu vaccine, it’s a good time to review basic health and hygiene practices that can help protect against numerous illnesses.
It’s baaaack! According to The Associated Press, the flu is widespread in the Hoosier state, although it hasn’t reached epidemic levels reported elsewhere. The state-by-state report said Indiana health officials are calling the 2012-13 flu season “moderately severe.” As of Jan. 14, 21 flu-related deaths were reported in Indiana. But all is not lost. Take […]