University of Dayton officials report an increase in flu cases

University of Dayton health officials are reporting an increase in flu cases. 

Professors, group advisers and coaches are being told to advise any students suffering from fevers to stay out of classes and avoid group activities, practice and competition until fever-free for 24 hours, UD Medical Director Mary Buchwalder and William Fischer, vice president for student development, said in an advisory e-mailed to faculty, staff and students late Friday afternoon. 

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Student-athletes who practice/compete while suffering with the flu have an increased risk for complications, Buchwalder and Fischer said in the advisory. 

The advisory also encourages faculty, students and staff to take prescribed flu antiviral drugs and get a flu vaccine. 

The advisory does not detail the number of reported flu cases on campus, nor does it discuss the impact the increased cases have had on class attendance.

University spokeswoman Cilla Shindell said the note is "precautionary" and a reminder to people to practice good health habits.

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