Blinn would like to remind students, faculty, and staff that now is a great time to take extra care regarding health and good hygiene. Remember to wash your hands frequently and cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze. Stay hydrated, eat a well-balanced diet, and get plenty of rest to keep your immune system running at full-speed.
With the first case of the Ebola virus reported within the U.S. in the last year, Blinn is monitoring the situation and keeping abreast of information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Texas Department of Health (TDH). It is important to note that Ebola can only be spread by touching the blood or bodily fluids of an affected person. You can help stop the spread by practicing good hygiene and reporting any unusual symptoms to a healthcare professional.
Other viruses of concern we are monitoring include meningitis, measles, and the flu. Texas does not have any reported cases of measles since the outbreak in California. But now is a great time to verify your immunization status. Did you receive your MMR vaccine? Are you in need of a meningococcal vaccine? Talk to your doctor to find out if you are up-to-date on all of your vaccines.
If you experience fever, headaches, body aches, upset stomach or other symptoms, contact the campus health clinic or your physician, as these can be signs of serious conditions such as meningitis or the flu. If you have a fever over 100.5 degrees, contact a physician immediately.
Brenham Campus Health Clinic
Green Street and College Ave.
Bryan Campus Health Clinic