Hot Topics in Public Health

  • This section contains information for the campus community about current topics that involve public health issues.

  • Avian Flu
    Avian flu (bird flu) information, last updated October 2007
    Information about bed bugs (last updated January 2011)
    Chickenpox Varicella
    Information about chickenpox (varicella), updated September 2008
    Coronavirus 2019-nCoV
    Information about novel coronavirus and the most recent 2019-nCoV can be found here.
    Ebola Update
    An updated information guide about the Ebola virus disease.
    Hand Foot and Mouth Disease
    Information on Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease can be found here.
    Hepatitis A Factsheet
    Information about Hepatitis A from the Centers for Disease Control (PDF file)
    Influenza Flu
    Information about how to stay healthy during flu season
    Information on Measles:  Questions and Answers
    Meningitis Law
    Students living in facilities owned or operated by the university must be vaccinated or sign a waiver stating they do not want the vaccination.
    Meningitis and the Campus
    Information for the IUP community, revised June 2012
    MERS (Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome) is a viral infection that has caused severe illness in most of the infected people. Since you may participate in international travel, we want to provide you information about this illness.
    Information about MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) infection, updated September 2008
    Information about mumps, updated April 2006
    Pertussis Whooping Cough
    Information about Pertussis, updated September 2009.
    Information about SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)
    Information about Scabies (last updated January 2011)
    Swine Flu H1N1 Influenza
    Important resources and information on H1N1 (Swine) Influenza A
    Tuberculosis TB
    Information about TB (tuberculosis), updated February 2007
    Viral Aseptic Meningitis
    Information about viral (aseptic) meningitis, updated September 2008
    West Nile Virus
    Information about West Nile virus, updated June 2012
    Zika Virus
    The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently issued a travel alert to countries where the Zika Virus is prevalent. The Zika Virus is spread by mosquitos and is therefore most prevalent in tropical environments.