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Hillsdale College is beginning to see the effects of the nation-wide flu out­break this week, with several stu­dents vis­iting the Amber Health Center sick.

Linda Snoes, the office assistant for the center, said there have been 10 pos­itive cases for influenza on campus. Still more are being tested.

“It’s been crazy,” Snoes said.

The Centers for Disease Control and Pre­vention puts out a weekly map tracking the flu out­break. Oregon joined Hawaii and Wash­ington, D.C. this week on the list of places without “wide­spread” out­breaks in the United States.

Although the campus center is reporting climbing reports of the flu, Hillsdale Hos­pital has seen no change.

“We haven’t seen an uptick,” said Doris Whorley, the hospital’s director of risk man­agement. “We haven’t seen a decrease, either.”

Whorley said the hos­pital is still admin­is­tering flu vac­cines to patients who want it. The flu season is pre­dicted to end in March.

“The CDC is still encour­aging people to get one,” Whorley said.

The CDC website lists the symptoms of the flu as fever, a cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, aches, headaches, and fatigue.

The health center encourages those who are feeling sick to take appro­priate action.

“Stay out of cir­cu­lation like you’re told,” Snoes said.

Weekly Influenza Activity Esti­mates. | Michigan Dept. of Health