Sedgwick County Health Dept. (SCHD) has recently reported multiple cases of Measles in Sedgwick County. Measles is easily spread when an infected person coughs, sneezes or breathes on someone who has not been vaccinated. Most people get MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccines as a child so, if you were vaccinated, you are unlikely to get Measles.
A typical case of Measles begins with mild to moderate fever, cough, runny nose, red eyes, and sore throat. Three to five days later, a red or reddish-brown rash appears. The rash usually begins on a person’s face at the hairline and spreads downward to the neck, trunk, arms, legs, and feet. When the rash appears, a person’s fever may spike to more than 104 degrees Fahrenheit. After a few days, the fever subsides and the rash fades.
On Sat., July 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sedgwick County Health Department will be having a free MMR vaccination clinic at 2716 W. Central in Wichita.
Check out these FAQ's for more information and these links to learn more about measles:
SCHD Measles information http://www.sedgwickcounty.org/healthdept/fact_sheets/Measles.pdf
Kansas Dept. of Health and Environment http://www.kdheks.gov/epi/measles.htm
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention http://www.cdc.gov/measles/about/index.html
Student Health Services is now open late to better serve you. Our new hours are:
Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Here is a link to a list of other departments that are open late http://wichita.edu/openlate
Are you new to WSU this semester? After you enroll in classes, log into your myWSU account and click the link to the survey located at the bottom left of the window. Please complete this survey to prevent your account being put on hold.
If you are having difficulties, call 316-978-3620 or stop by our clinic at 209 Ahlberg Hall.
For more information about the Tuberculosis prevention plan click here.
The vaccine is being offered to any WSU student. The vaccine is available in our office during our triage times. We do require you to prepay for the vaccine. For more information, please call 316-978-3620 and/or please visit our Meningitis Information page.
Vaccinations are available during our triage times shown on our home page.
You can’t believe everything you see on the Internet and this is especially true when it comes to health information. However, not all health information on the Internet is bad. You just have to follow a couple simple rules to ensure you are getting accurate information.
Rule #1 Don’t “Google” or “Wikipedia” your symptoms and read every result. Some of the information may not be coming from medical professionals or be reliable.
Rule #2 When looking for medical information online, use websites sponsored by the government, medical schools, major research centers and national organizations.
Here is a list of websites that would be good sources for health information:
www.cdc.gov - Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
www.healthfinder.gov - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
www.health.gov - National Health Information Center
www.medline.gov - Medline Plus
www.healthywomen.org - National Women’s Health Information Center (NWHIC)
www.mayoclinic.com - The Mayo Clinic
www.cancernet.nci.nih.gov - National Cancer Institute
www.mdanderson.org - M.D. Anderson Cancer Institute
www.cancer.org - American Cancer Society
www.diabetes.org - American Diabetes Association
www.heart.org - American Heart Association
Student Health Services now offers Plan B Emergency Contraceptive. No appointment is necessary. Please call 316-978-3620 for more information.
Staff meetings are usually held the 1st and 2nd Wednesday of every month, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm. The office is closed during these times. Our schedule is a bit different during summer and breaks between classes, check out our home page for these hours.