A message from
NKU President Geoffrey S. Mearns
Earlier today, I learned that an NKU staff member is suspected of having contracted the Enterovirus D-68. Our colleague exhibited symptoms consistent with this common virus on Monday, and our colleague has not returned to campus since visiting a doctor that day.
Like a common cold, symptoms of Enterovirus D-68 include fever, runny nose, sneezing, and cough. In severe cases, the virus can cause wheezing and other breathing problems. Children with asthma and other previously diagnosed breathing conditions are more likely to develop severe cases.
Based on recommendations from our on-campus health professionals, as well as the Northern Kentucky Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, I want to remind you of the simple steps that can be taken to reduce the risk of infection:
If you feel sick or are exhibiting symptoms, please call the NKU Office of Health, Counseling, and Student Wellness at (859) 572-5650, or contact your healthcare provider.
For more information about Enterovirus D-68, visit:
Northern Kentucky Health Department: http://www.nkyhealth.org/Fact-Sheets/enterovirus.aspx
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: http://www.cdc.gov/non-polio-enterovirus/about/EV-D68.html?s_cid=cdc_homepage_whatsnew_001
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