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University Health Service (UHS)
Health Promotion Office

Health Topics

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Alcohol & Other Drugs

Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety

Care of Colds and Flu

General Health

GLBT Health Information

Health Education Links

Men's Health


Sexual Health

Sexual Assault


Smoking Cessation

Women's Health

Preventing Norovirus Infection

Washing your hands with soap and water is the most important way to avoid acquiring this type of infection. A link to the CDC website's Norovirus prevention information is listed below.
Students who develop nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea should follow standard self-care guidelines:

  • Do not put anything in your stomach for 2 hours after vomiting. Then start drinking clear liquids such as ginger ale or a sports drink.
  • If you are feeling lightheaded, have a high fever, see blood in the vomit or diarrhea, have abdominal pain or are still having symptoms after 48 hours, call UHS at 585-275-2662. This number is answered at all times; a physician is on call when the office is not open.

For more information, check the CDC web site: