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McCosh on alert for flu-like symptoms

Princeton University Health Services soon will have available quick-detection flu kits that can rule out the likelihood of influenza. University students who exhibit flu-like symptoms (fever, muscle aches and cough) should seek care at McCosh Health Center.

People infected by inhalation anthrax normally exhibit flu-like symptoms. Should University students have flu-like symptoms, taking this test will help healthcare providers in their diagnostic efforts.

Several reported cases of anthrax in New Jersey and in the nation have increased community fears that an anthrax threat may occur on campus. University public safety and health officials are taking appropriate precautions and, to date, there has been no evidence of anthrax on campus. If there is a high likelihood that someone has contracted anthrax, treatment can be initiated at McCosh Health Center.

A one-day walk-in clinic also is being sponsored by University Health Services from 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, in Multipurpose Room B, Frist Campus Center. At the clinic, flu and meningitis vaccines will be available for University students.

Flu vaccine for employees is being offered on Thursday, Nov. 1 and Friday, Nov. 2. Employees should call 8-5035 for an appointment. Everyone is encouraged to be immunized.

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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