The freshmen flu is a sickness that affects several freshmen. It can manifest itself as strep throat, mono, or a number of different things. I’m just here to tell you that at some point when you are a freshmen, you will get very sick.
The cause of freshmen flu is most likely the unsanitary living conditions of many freshmen. Community bathrooms and dorm rooms are hotbeds of bacteria and germs. The showers are particularly gross. Another reason for the illness could be the fact that the freshmen don’t know how to disinfect things and keep themselves clean. Whatever it is, I believe that it is almost a guarantee that freshmen get sick.
My freshmen flu manifested itself as strep throat three times in one semester. At one point, the majority of my floor had it and it was passed around via the showers. My roommate was unaffected so he did his best to take care of me but I was mostly on my own. However, I was never sick in high school nor have I been sick since freshmen year. I think that there is a curse on freshmen that make them sick. Either way, it is best just to come to college and expect an illness.
Tips to Remember
- Wear shoes in the shower.
- Get all of your required shots.
- Clean the dorm room and disinfect it.