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

Bedbugs

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

Measles

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

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.

MRSA

Information about MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) infection, updated September 2008

Mumps

Information about mumps, updated April 2006

Pertussis Whooping Cough

Information about Pertussis, updated September 2009.

SARS

Information about SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

Scabies

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.