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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 Shot Four-Peat

January 11, 2022

Strong community participation helped Carolina defend its national title in a university flu vaccination competition.

Categories: Flu Preparedness News


Update to UEOHC Employee Health Guidance for COVID-19

January 10, 2022

Due to the significant increase in the volume of calls to the University Employee Occupational Health Clinic (UEOHC), employees are to follow the current CDC guidance (as of January 9, 2022). Please note that UEOHC staff will be prioritizing critical healthcare employees.

Categories: Coronavirus News


Carolina People: Jenna Pauli

October 14, 2021

Well before COVID-19, Pauli helped keep Carolina employees healthy and safe, but her contact-tracing work has been especially important during Carolina’s response to the pandemic.

Categories: Infectious Diseases News