Category Archives: Health Conditions

Chikungunya…..funny name, not so funny virus….

Hearing about chikungunya virus yet?  Well, you probably will soon–a case has been confirmed in Pitt County.  The virus is mosquito borne, and causes aches, joint pain, fever and rash.  There is no treatment but you can take over the … Continue reading

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EBOLA! (The facts, not the hype)

Everywhere you look, Ebola is on the news. Scary images of dying, bleeding West Africans are overplayed alongside scenes of medical personnel in space suit-looking isolation gear.  Movies like “Outbreak”, “28 Days Later”, and “Contagion” heighten our fears of a … Continue reading

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FLU, FLU, FLU!!!

Flu is here! Activity is now high in North Carolina and we are seeing an increase of cases here at Student Health. Signs of the flu:  sudden onset of fever, body aches, fatigue, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, … Continue reading

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Hot, Hot, Hot!

Greenville is getting ready to experience several days of 100+ temperatures.  Heat related illness is a concern in general in warm weather, but extreme temps up the ante when dealing with potential cases of heat stroke.  Do you know the … Continue reading

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