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Updated 9/30/14: Enterovirus infections are common in the summer and fall. While the current outbreak has spread to 41 states, the at-risk population continues to be young children. Currently, several states, including Pennsylvania, are seeing more children than usual with severe respiratory illness caused by Enterovirus D68. While the current outbreak is mainly affecting young children, you can help protect yourself, your friends and your family by maintaining good hygiene. Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds. Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands. Avoid kissing, hugging, and sharing cups or eating utensils with people who are sick. For more information, see our Disease Update.
Updated 9/30/14: While the US has its first confirmed case of Ebola, the outbreak may be nearing the end in both Senegal and Nigeria. Public health workers know how to stop and control the spread of disease.The risk of an Ebola outbreak in the United States remains low. The Student Health Service continues to closely monitor information about the virus and following the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We have found the CDC and the World Health Organization to be the best sources of updated information.
We are also working closely with our colleagues at the Health System and the Philadelphia Department of Health to make sure appropriate protocols are in place and that we remain aware of the most up-to-date developments in the Philadelphia region. Please feel free to consult and share more information on Ebola from our website. If you have additional questions, feel free to contact us. Click here for more disease updates.
Campus Health is the public health arm of Student Health Services at the University of Pennsylvania. We seek to improve health and well-being across campus through policy, health education, and epidemiology. Our sole mission is to create a culture of well-being here at Penn!
It's the Year of Health and we are very excited to be involved. We will be spotlighting a different health topic each month to make sure you know how to take advantage of all the health resources available to you as a Penn student. Click here to see how we're getting involved or visit our programs page to request any of our health education.
Want to know how to prevent diseases? Interested in Infectious Diseases? Just want to know what communicable diseases may affect you? Stay connected by viewing our Disease Updates page. We update it regularly to keep you informed!
Campus Health and SHS highlighted in the Daily Pennsylvanian for our new FREE Condom Distribution Policy. Students do not need an appointment to pick up free condoms come to SHS and "Just Ask." For more information, visit our Health Education Programs or Sexual Health Services.
|The University of Pennsylvania seeks to foster a safe and healthy environment for all members of our community. View Penn's Sexual Violence Policy and Student Guidelines. In addition, the Penn Women's Center is always a resource for those affected by sexual violence, dating violence, or stalking.|