Coronavirus – CUNY and Queens College continue to monitor developments related to the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), a respiratory illness causing flu-like symptoms. Read the latest updates.
QC Health Services offers the following recommendations:
- If you have a fever of 100.4 or higher, or if you have a cough, sore throat, and muscles aches, do not come to school or work. See your physician or call Health Services at 718-997-2760.
- Wash your hands frequently; it is the best way to prevent the spread of infection.
- For additional information, visit the following website:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/index.htm
Monkeypox is a rare disease caused by infection with the monkeypox virus.
In the current outbreak, hospitalization and death from monkeypox are rare, but symptoms can still be painful and interfere with daily activities.
Symptoms of monkeypox can include:
- Muscle aches and backache
- Swollen lymph nodes
- Respiratory symptoms (e.g. sore throat, nasal congestion, or cough)
- A rash that may be located on or near the genitals (penis, testicles, labia, and vagina) or anus (butthole) but could also be on other areas like the hands, feet, chest, face, or mouth. The rash will go through several stages, including scabs, before healing; and can look like pimples or blisters and may be painful or itchy.
Monkeypox symptoms usually start within 3 weeks of exposure to the virus. If someone has flu-like symptoms, they will usually develop a rash 1-4 days later.
Monkeypox can spread from the time symptoms start until the rash has healed, all scabs have fallen off, and a fresh layer of skin has formed. The illness typically lasts 2-4 weeks.
For more information on the monkeypox virus and vaccine availability, click here.