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What To Do If You Suspect You Have Pertussis


  • Isolate yourself.

    • Don?t go to class.
    • Don?t eat in public places. Have a friend pick up your food and bring it to you.
    • Wear a mask when you must go into public (the only reason for this would be to see your medical provider or to use the rest rooms)
  • Call Student Health Services for an appointment ( 315-267-2377) or see your regular medical provider. If you are thought to have it, make sure Student Health Services knows so that you exposed on campus can be notified.
  • If your medical provider recommends getting tested, do it!
  • If you are prescribed an antibiotic:

    • Take it exactly as prescribed.
    • Follow your medical provider?s recommendation for self isolation, if they recommend continuing it.