Montana State University

Information on Influenza

College Office

You feel terrible! Fever, chills, cough, runny nose. But is it a cold, or is it the flu? And does it really matter which it is? Could you get even sicker, and what serious problems should you watch for?

The links on this page will help answer these questions, help you take care of yourself, and help you know when to come to the Student Health Service.

Is it a cold or is it the flu?

If you are sick
  • High risk groups
  • Worrisome symptoms
  • Treating the flu
  • Keep from spreading the flu to others
If you are NOT sick
  • To avoid catching the flu
  • Immunizations
If your roommate is sick
  • Things that can help you stay well
  • Preventive medications
Other influenza resources