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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

Employee COVID-19 Testing Clinics

September 8, 2020

The University is partnering with the Orange County Health Department to offer employee COVID-19 testing clinics.

Categories: Coronavirus


Flu Vaccinations: Where, When, Why

September 8, 2020

Why a seasonal flu vaccine is important and where Carolina employees and students can get one.

Categories: Flu Preparedness


Alana’s Foundation National University Flu Vaccination Challenge

September 4, 2020

This year, UNC is once again partnering with Alana’s Foundation to track our campus participation in a national university competition.

Categories: Flu Preparedness