H1N1 (Swine Flu) Central

In an effort to minimize the spread of the flu virus, Wingate University has adapted a response protocol consistent with recommendations for college campuses from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. This protocol includes the isolation of students, faculty and staff showing flu-like symptoms in order to limit community exposure. These steps are meant to limit the impact of the flu season on the Wingate campus.

Preventative steps you can take

The Wingate University Health Center recommends all students, faculty and staff practice these basic steps to prevent the spread of germs:

Practice good hand hygiene - wash your hands with soap and warm water frequently.
Cover your mouth and nose when you cough and sneeze - use your elbow when a tissue is not available.
Visit the University Health Clinic at the first sign of flu-like symptoms (fever, chills, sweating, runny nose, body aches, headaches, diarrhea, vomiting).
Report any off-campus flu diagnosis to the University Health Clinic as soon as possible.

For more information on Wingate University's flu protocol, please visit the Health Clinic (ext. 8102), or for general information concerning the flu visit www.cdc.gov.

Questions or concerns? E-mail us at flu@wingate.edu.

Important Links:

General guidelines for Treatment of Influenza

University procedure for flu patients


Center for Disease Control


Student Health Home Page