As a precaution and to accurately track the potential effects of the flu on the campus community, the Law School requests that faculty and staff members self-report their status to the Law School if they are absent from work due to illness. Please read the symptoms below and fill out the form at the bottom of the page. An accurate self-assessment is important for administrative purposes.
Flu symptoms include:
- Fever or feverish chills (not everyone with the flu will have a fever)
- Sore throat
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Muscle or body aches
- Vomiting/diarrhea (more common in children than adults)
Flu v. cold: The flu shares many symptoms with the common cold as both are respiratory illnesses. Flu symptoms are generally worse than cold symptoms. The flu is usually associated with more intense fever, body aches, extreme tiredness and dry cough. Colds are more likely to be associated with a runny or stuffy nose. Colds generally do not result in serious health problems like pneumonia, as is possible with the flu. Learn more about flu symptoms and severity.
Flu v. other respiratory illnesses: Non-flu viruses like respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) can mimic the effects of the flu. RSV is the most common cause of severe respiratory illness in young children and seniors. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has reported that instances of RSV have decreased.