News from the Health Office: Walking Pneumonia
Tuesday, January 15, 2008 7:25 AM

The health offices from both Upper and Lower Campuses have been receiving reports of students diagnosed with "walking pneumonia". Walking pneumonia is a mild lung infection characterized by a severe cough. Headaches, fever and chills may or may not be present. Walking pneumonia is contagious and is spread via respirator droplet when the infected person sneezes or coughs. You will be able to distinguish the difference between walking pneumonia and a common cold because walking pneumonia will get worse over 2 weeks. It is treated with antibiotics and rest.

The health office recommends that you bring your child to his or her physician should he/she have a prolonged cough regardless if fever is present. Please call the health office at either campus if you have any questions. (UC-668-3315/LC- 668-3222)

Kim Smith, LPN and Kathy Frey, LSN