October 2014 Archives

Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)

While there have been no cases of potential Ebola Virus Disease at The Claremont Colleges, Student Health Services would like to provide the following Frequently Asked Questions

What is Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68)?

Enterovirus D68 is one of many non-polio enteroviruses that can cause mild to severe respiratory
symptoms. If you experience difficulty breathing (wheezing, difficulty speaking or eating, blueness around the lips), please present to your nearest emergency department for evaluation. Please read our Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) Frequently Asked Questions document for details on what it is, how it is spread, how you can protect yourself, and what to do if you may be infected.

What is West Nile virus?

West Nile virus is an arthropod-borne virus most commonly spread by mosquitoes. If you experience neurological symptoms, including headache, high fever, stiff neck, disorientation, coma, seizures, or paralysis, please present to your nearest emergency department for evaluation. Please read our West Nile Virus Frequently Asked Questions document for details on what it is, how it is spread, how you can protect yourself, and what to do if you may be infected.

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