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"PINK EYE"

What College Students Need to Know

College campuses usually have more "pink eye" (conjunctivitis) in the spring and we have seen some recent cases here at Dick's House.  If you are concerned about "pink eye", please read the information below.  For additional resources, see the CDC site for conjunctivitis  or the Dick's House student guide to "pink eye".

To discuss concerns with a nurse, call 603-646-9440 (24/7).

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Most conjunctivitis/"pink eye" is self-limited and will improve on its own without medications.  If you notice any of the following symptoms, please contact Dick's House for advice and a possible appointment:

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 MUMPS: 

For the answers to the most frequently asked questions about mumps, click here.

If you have questions about your symptoms, call 603-646-9440 (24/7).

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Preventing Mumps

1.  Ensure that you have been immunized.  All college students should have received two doses of the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine after their first birthday.  If you haven't, get vaccinated immediately.

     *Students can get vaccinated at Dick's House

     *Faculty/staff should visit their health care provider

2.  Washing your hands well and often with soap and water will help prevent mumps and other infections.

3.  Minimize close contact with other people if you are sick.

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IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR SYMPTOMS, CALL 603-646-9440 (24/7).

GET MORE INFORMATION ABOUT MUMPS AND THE VACCINE HERE

Zika Update:

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The CDC has issued travel alerts for people traveling to countries with active Zika virus transmission.  For an up-to-date list of these areas click here.  The latest updates on Zika from the Geisel School of Medicine can be found here.

Zika virus is spread by mosquitos.  Students can reduce risk of Zika virus by preventing mosquito bites.  Zika infection is often asymptomatic but symptoms may include fever, rash, joint and muscle pain.  Pregnant women may be at increased risk for more severe complications.  For more information about Zika transmission, prevention and symptoms click here.

If you anticipate travel to any regions with Zika transmission, please consider booking a travel consult online at Dick's House prior to your departure.   If you have recently returned from travel and have questions regarding symptoms please call Dick's House at 603-646-9400 or book online.

 

 The Health Services Department is a part of the Division of Student Affairs .

Last Updated: 5/12/16