Safety, Health and Wellbeing

Influenza

Our role is to develop and assist in the implementation of the UWA safety, health and wellbeing programs in order to minimise the risk of injury, illness and property damage.

We provide consultancy and other services to promote best practice and legislative compliance in all University and related activities.

Influenza, commonly referred to as the 'flu', is an infectious disease caused by ribonucleic acid (RNA) viruses of the family Orthomyxoviridae (the influenza viruses).

The symptoms of human influenza include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills, and fatigue; some people have diarrhoea and vomiting.

If you become sick or unwell with respiratory or flu-like symptoms (particularly returning from travel) seek assessment with your doctor. In the first instance contact should be made by telephone.

Guidelines to help you get through the flu