For a comprehensive list of infectious diseases and conditions, see Texas Department of State Health Services Infectious Diseases List.
What to Do
If you are feeling ill:
- If you are a student, call Student Health Services, located at the Morton L. Rich building next to Brown College Magister's house, at 713-348-4966 to make an appointment.
- Be prepared to describe your symptoms. Individuals with a potential communicable illness may be given specific directions.
- Communicate your status to your college Magister.
- Do not return to class and/or social activities until at least 24 hours after you no longer have a fever (without fever-reducing medications).
- If you are faculty or staff, contact your physician and notify your supervisor to stay home from work until at least 24 hours after you no longer have a fever (without fever-reducing medications).
- If you are unable to walk, or are experiencing any of the following symptoms, call REMS at 713-348-6000:
- Uncontrolled bleeding
- Breathing difficulties
- Change in mental status
- Chest pain
- Coughing up or vomiting blood
- Fainting or loss of consciousness
- Suicidal/homicidal feelings
- Head or spine injury
- Severe or persistent vomiting
- Sudden, severe pain anywhere in the body
- Sudden dizziness, weakness, or change in vision
- Upper abdominal pain or pressure
How to Prepare
- Stay on top of your immunization history and keep accurate records readily available.
- Get the flu shot every year.
- Student Health Services offers students the quadrivalent vaccine for $17. Students insured under Aetna Student Health can submit a form for full reimbursement of the vaccine cost.
- Cover your cough and regularly wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and running water.
- Maintain your distance from those who are ill.
- CDC Flu Season Information
How to Recover
- Do not return to school and/or social activities until cleared to do so.
- Coordinate making up missed assignments and classes with your Magister and professors.