New Communicable Diseases page on the Pat Walker Health Center website

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The Pat Walker Health Center now has a centralized website providing information on symptoms, testing, isolation, vaccination and more related to the following communicable diseases:


Hepatitis A, B and C

Human papillomavirus (HPV)

flu (flu)

Measles, mumps and rubella

monkeypox (mpox)

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

Tuberculosis (TB)

A communicable disease is an infectious disease that can be transmitted from one person or species to another, or from a surface or food. The diseases on this website page are those that the Pat Walker Health Center can test for, help treat if needed, and those for which the health center continues to provide campus education, relief, and public health monitoring.

“A communicable disease webpage provides our university community with a single source of information for the latest updates and guidelines on detecting, treating and preventing the spread of infectious diseases, including actions to take in the event of potential exposure,” said Dr. Carlos Acosta, associate medical director of the Pat Walker Health Center. “This information is critical to the well-being and health of our university and helps promote a safe and healthy environment for all students, faculty and staff.”

The Communicable Diseases page also provides a link to a page outlining the purpose, responsibilities, membership representation and meeting times of the University’s Communicable Disease Outbreak Committee. Anyone who would like to learn more about any of the above communicable diseases, the outbreak committee, or would like to share the Communicable Diseases page with others is encouraged to visit the page at


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