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MIT Flu Central

Updated September 5, 2013

Think you have the flu?

Common symptoms, self-isolation and treatment, when to seek medical help

Especially for students

If you're sick, if your roommate is sick, supplies to keep on hand


2013 flu vaccine, pneumococcus vaccine

Faculty and staff

Handling student absences, employee leave policies


Videos, posters, flyers, brochures

More flu information

CDC, resources in other languages

Avoid the Flu!

  1. Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and warm water, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  2. Cover coughs and sneezes
  3. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  4. Stay home if you are feeling sick
  5. Spread the word with these downloadable posters

MIT Flu Resources

MIT Flu Central


Snacks on a plane? Video with Dr. Howard Heller

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