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Hand washing, sneezing and coughing in your sleeve or a tissue are still the methods of choice for keeping healthy. Hands should be cleansed with soap and water for twenty seconds, sing the Happy Birthday song twice, wash your hands well making sure you cover all surfaces of the hands and fingers. Dry your hands completely and turn off the faucet using a paper towel. If soap and water are not available, use the alcohol-based waterless hand sanitizer, rubbing it into you hands and fingers until dry.
If you are experiencing the following symptoms, stay home from work, classes, meetings and activities. Be sure to notify your supervisor or professor that you will be missing due to illness. Notify your health care provider is you have the following:
- A fever over 100 degrees,cough,or sore throat, body aches AND
- Traveled to an area where there are confirmed cases of H1N1Influenza A within 7 days of illness onset, (consult www.cdc.gov if you are unsure of where cases or confirmed) OR
- Have been in contact with ill persons from these areas in the 7 days prior to the onset of your illness, OR
- Have been hospitalized with an Influenza-Like-Illness.
If you have further questions, you may contact the Dean of Students, Residential Life and the campus Health Center. Thank you for taking the time to keep yourself and the campus healthy.
First Aid Kit Supply List
You may experience some type of minor illness or injury while on campus. While you are getting supplies together to live away from home, we suggest you put together a personal medical supply kit to use for those scrapes, scratches, bug bites, etc.
The health center is available to help you with your medical concerns but there may be times when you can care for yourself. Here is a suggested list of supplies
- Analgesic (acetaminophen)
- Anti-inflammatory (ibuprofen)
- Antiseptic solution
- Cough drops, throat lozenges
- Antibiotic Ointment
- Hydrocortisone cream
- Adhesive tape
- Band-Aids in assorted sizes
- Elastic Bandage 3 or 4 inch
- Eye Glass Repair Kit (if you wear glasses)
- Gauze or other non stick pads
- Ice bag or cold pack (reusable)
Q tip swabs
Cold air vaporizer or humidifier
TO KEEP YOU INFORMED:
While the Meningococcal Meningitis Vaccine is not required to attend Beloit College, we strongly recommend you receive the vaccine before coming to campus. The lifestyle of a college student can contribute to the susceptibility of contracting meningitis. Students live and work in close proximity to each other in residence hall and classrooms. Their personal habits of poor sleep patterns and unhealthy eating contribute to a lower resistance to disease. The vaccine is very safe and adverse reactions are mild and infrequent, consisting primarily of redness and pain at the injection site that may last up to two days.
October 10, 2012; Call 608-363-2331 for more details.
HPV Vaccine (Gardasil)
HPV vaccine is available in the health center. Please call 608-363-2331 for more details.
Students may receive the HPV vaccine at the campus health center. Your family physician may give us the order to administer the vaccine or you can make an appointment to see our physician and they will write the order. The cost of the vaccine will be billed to your insurance. The vaccine Gardasil my help prevent the diseases caused by some types of the virus. These include HPV type 16 and 18 that cause 70% of the cervical cancer cases. It will also help with the prevention of HPV type 6 and 11 which cause 90% of the Genital Warts cases.
New and transfer students
Please remember you must have completed and turned into the Health Center all pages of your health form and be in compliance with the College MMR requirement and the new State of Wisconsin Hepatitis B and Meningitis requirement before registering for classes.