Stomach illness present

Stomach illness present on campus

 

Be aware that a gastrointestinal illness is going around campus.  The CDC website contains information on one possible cause of the illness.  Please see http://www.cdc.gov/norovirus/downloads/keyfacts.pdf for information.

While we are seeing some complaints of gastrointestinal illness with nausea and vomiting, the numbers at this point are still relatively small.  Since prevention is the key strategy to keep the case count down and our campus healthy, we remind the campus community to:

  • Wash your hands often!
  • Avoid touching the “T” zone (eyes, nose, and mouth)
  • DO NOT share personal items such as drinks, eating utensils, straws, lip balm, or cigarettes.
  • And don’t forget…Wash your hands!

If you are experiencing nausea and vomiting:

  • To avoid dehydration, drink water, sports drinks, or broths. Juices, soft drinks, and alcohol should be avoided. Begin with sips and advance slowly.
  • As liquids are tolerated, begin eating slowly and with small amounts of  light, bland foods, such as crackers or plain bread.
  • Stay away from fried or greasy foods.
  • Avoid milk and dairy products.
  • Rest a while after eating with your head elevated.

Call Bucknell Student Health at 570-577-1401 for more information or if you would like to schedule an appointment.

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