University Health Services continues to closely monitor several outbreaks of illness(es) including the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa and the ongoing MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) outbreak on the Arabian Peninsula.
International Travel Alert
Persons arriving in the U.S. from an affected area or any traveler should monitor their health and if feeling sick, contact their health provider immediately and tell him or her about their recent travel and potential contacts before they go to the doctor's office or emergency room to prevent potential transmission to others.
Students should contact University Health Services at 828-227-7640 and ask to speak with a Registered Nurse for questions or assistance.
Faculty and Staff should contact their primary care provider or University Health Services for more information.
Ebola hemorrhagic fever is a rare disease that is transmittable through direct contact with a sick person's blood or body fluids and/or contact with contaminated objects or infected animals. It is not spread through the air. LEARN MORE
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is viral respiratory illness first reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012. It is caused by a coronavirus called MERS-CoV. Most people who have been confirmed to have MERS-CoV infection developed severe acute respiratory illness. They had fever, cough, and shortness of breath. LEARN MORE
Flu season has arrived in the United States, with confirmed flu in North Carolina as of mid October. Flu season commonly peaks between January and March.
The easiest way to prevent the spread of flu is to practice good handwashing hygiene and get a seasonal flu vaccine. It is not too late to receive yours at University Health Services. LEARN MORE
Know the 3 C's to help prevent the spread of flu germs.