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Possible measles exposure locations on Chico State campus and throughout Butte County

Possible measles exposure locations have been reported on campus by the Student Health Center. These locations include Ayres Hall, Room 120 on March 25 from 8 to 10:30 a.m., University Village from the afternoon of March 24 through the morning of March 26, and University Village shuttle on March 25 from 8:45 to 11 a.m. More measles exposure locations can be found on the Butte County Public Health Department website. Photo credit: Brian Luong

Gordy Papalias

March 29, 2019

The California Department of Public Health released a Measles Alert to Chico State students on Wednesday and was followed up by an alert from the Student Health Center on Thursday that confirmed a case of measles in a Chico State student.There are currently four known cases of measles in the Butte County area.Measles is a highly contagious virus in the nose and throat mucus of the infected person, according to the Student Health Center. It is spread through coughing and sneezing and can live on contaminated ...

Chico air quality index reaches unhealthy levels for sensitive groups

Chico reached an air quality index of 105 Friday. Photo credit: Josh Cozine

Brian Luong

August 26, 2018

While record-breaking sized wildfires continue to burn across the state, side effects on air quality are already being felt as students return to Chico for fall semester. The Air Quality Index (AQI) for Chico reached a level considered “unhealthy for sensitive groups,” Friday, according to the Env...

How to stay healthy this flu season

Photo credit: Briana Mcdaniel

Karen Limones

February 3, 2018

As the winter creeps around, so does this year’s infectious flu, H3N2, which has caused more deaths on average than most other strains.H3N2 has reached most of the U.S., sending citizens to hospitals and causing deaths nationwide, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.This sea...

Retiring campus leaders to be recognized on campus

Stewart retires as Medical Chief of Staff this semester. Courtesy of the Student Health Center/ Jason Halley.

Natalie Hanson

December 8, 2017

Ceremony will be held in recognition of two campus leaders, Deborah Stewart and Charles “CC” Carter, Friday.Stewart will retire from her position as Medical Chief of Staff at the Student Health Center. Carter, founder of the Cross Cultural Leadership Center, retires by Dec. 31. The retirement receptio...

Top 10 campus resources rarely used

Nicholas Feeley

February 13, 2017

Chico State students are familiar with the Bell Memorial Union, the Wildcat Store and Meriam Library, but many do not know the full extent of the services available. Here are some resources available to all students.   1) The Career Center The Career Center is available to all Chico State...

Students left unaware of West Nile Virus

Alex Horne

August 31, 2016

The first known Chico State student was just diagnosed with West Nile Virus, a virus that is transmitted by mosquitos. The virus has been in the Chico area since 2004 but has been increasingly prevalent in the past two years. The symptoms of the virus include fatigue, flu-like symptoms and fever. Al...

Students, citizens need to open their eyes to STIs

Illustration by Liz Coffee

May 3, 2016

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Sexually transmitted diseases on the rise in Chico

Photo credit: Student Health Center

Michael Catelli

April 27, 2016

In a survey of 74 Chico State students, 34 percent responded either rarely or never practicing safe sex. This could explain why in the 2014-2015 year, the Student Health Center Annual Report recorded over 3,000 lab test requests for chlamydia. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,...

Tips for students on treating, avoiding illness

Deborah Stewart, medical chief of staff at the Student Health Center, shares useful information on how to treat and avoid illness this time of year. Photo credit: Nick Bragg

Nick Bragg

March 26, 2015

Sniffling, sneezing, coughing — it's everywhere. Students regularly come down with colds and suffer from allergy symptoms in the spring. Multiple illnesses can dampen students' health, but there are simple ways students can avoid becoming sick form the start. Deborah Stewart, the medical chief of staff for the Student Health Center, warns students o...

Chlamydia test rise warrants awareness

Matt Murphy

December 4, 2014

There are certain words that, when placed together, make one jump to conclusions. A word like "chlamydia," for instance, when placed in a sentence with "increase," will lead to conclusions like, "Oh my god, Chico State is being overrun with chlamydia." This may or may not have been my brash reaction aft...

Chico State chlamydia tests increase

Jill Cannaday, nursing supervisor at Chico State Student Health Services. Photo courtesy of Chico State

Daisy Dardon

November 18, 2014

The number of chlamydia tests at Chico State has increased this year, according Chico State's Student Health Center.In the Student Health Service's 2013-14 annual report, there were 1,436 tests for HIV and 3,768 test for chlamydia, which rose from about 3,500 tests in 2012-13.Chlamydia is a common sexua...

Armed robbery near health center

The students were heading south on Warner Street across from the Student Health Center when they were held at gunpoint by six men. Photo credit: Mozes Zarate

Mozes Zarate

April 8, 2014

Three Chico State students were robbed at gunpoint Monday night near the Student Health Center. None of the students were injured in the incident, according to a campus-wide email. The incident occurred at approximately 11:30 p.m., according to the email. The students were heading south...

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