Wilkes University


Flu Cases Confirmed on Campus

We have confirmed cases of flu on campus.

It is very important to take precautions to prevent the spread of the flu. Washing your hands frequently with soap and water, using hand sanitizer, covering your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze, and discarding your tissues in the trash are all ways to limit exposure to germs. Avoid being around people that are sick and avoid sharing drinks, cigarettes etc. with others. 

The symptoms of the flu include:

  • High fever,
  • Dry cough,
  • Body aches,
  • Headache,
  • Chills, and
  • Fatigue.

If you did not receive a flu shot, it is not too late to get one. Flu vaccines are available at most pharmacies and the Wilkes-Barre Department of Health.  The phone number for the DOH in Wilkes-Barre is 570-208-4283.

Questions? Please call Health and Wellness Services at 570-408-4730. 

For more information go to FLU.gov.