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Infectious diseases are a continuing danger. Some diseases have been effectively controlled with the help of modern technology. New diseases like Ebola, SARS and West Nile virus infection are constantly appearing and influenza strains continue to evolve. Others, such as malaria, tuberculosis, and bacterial pneumonias, are now appearing in forms that are resistant to drug treatments. Additionally, with globalization, a growing population, and the increased frequency of air travel, communicable diseases represent as great a threat as ever to the health of all of us.

All schools, departments, centers, institutes, or units should develop a communicable disease emergency continuity of operations plan.

Campus Updates

Flu Vaccinations 2021: Where, When, Why

September 1, 2021

Influenza (the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. The best way to prevent the flu is by being vaccinated each year. Starting Sept. 1, there are several opportunities for UNC-Chapel Hill community members to obtain a flu vaccination on campus.

Categories: Flu Preparedness News


COVID-19 Safety Plan

July 21, 2021

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and to fulfill OSHA ETS for healthcare requirements, UNC-Chapel Hill has developed a COVID-19 Safety Plan to be used in addition to previously implemented policies, trainings, recordkeeping, and reporting procedures.

Categories: Coronavirus News


University’s Frontline Essential Workers Next in Vaccine Line

January 26, 2021

Here’s what Carolina’s frontline essential workers need to know about their next steps to getting a COVID-19 vaccination.

Categories: COVID-19 Vaccination News