This year’s flu season has been relatively moderate compared to previous years, but health officials say students should still take precautions.
Mathematics professor’s article featured in distinguished blog
An article published by David Brown, professor and chair of the Department of Mathematics, was recently cited by the American Mathematical Society Blog, “What is an Experimental Math Course and Why Should We Care?”
Brown’s article, titled “Experimental Mathematics for the First Year Student,” is included in the American Mathematical Society blog and lists Ithaca College, along with Dartmouth University and Grinnell College, in a growing group of colleges that offer experimental math courses.
In preparation for the upcoming influenza season, the Hammond Health Center at Ithaca College is putting together a campaign to get as many students vaccinated as possible, Dr. Vivian Lorenzo, director of medical services at the college’s Health Center, said.
The Hammond Health Center has announced that there has been a surge of influenza cases on campus. According to a notice sent out by the Health Center, there were 25 confirmed cases of influenza on Jan. 27 and 28.
Typically, the seasonal flu is most likely to affect children and the elderly who have weaker immune systems. This was not the case for the more recent H1N1 flu, which affected people in the “healthy adult” age bracket, most between the ages of 18 and 64. The Spanish flu was a similar story.
The flu can be one of the most dangerous health conditions on a college campus because of the close proximity of people, but only 10 percent of college students received a flu vaccine in 2009. Here are some basic facts to know about this year’s vaccine.