The flu spreads mainly from person to person through coughing or sneezing by infected people.

Symptoms include:

Persons begin to have symptoms about 3 to 4 days after they were exposed to the virus.  If cases of the flu have been identified in this area and you become sick, CALL Student Health Services @ 724-223-6047.  Avoid going to the emergency room unless you are having symptoms of respiratory distress or difficulty breathing.  If you have the flu, you should not go to school or work. 

There are a few precautions that you can take to protect yourself: