New Page About Communicable Disease on Pat Walker Health Center Website

New Page About Communicable Disease on Pat Walker Health Center Website
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Pat Walker Health Center now has a centralized website page dedicated to providing information regarding symptoms, testing, isolation, vaccination and more related to the following communicable diseases:  

  • COVID-19 

  • Hepatitis A, B and C 

  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) 

  • Influenza (flu) 

  • Measles, mumps and rubella 

  • Monkeypox (mpox) 

  • Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) 

  • Tuberculosis (TB) 

A communicable disease is an infectious disease capable of being transmitted from one person or species to another or from a surface or a food. The diseases on this website page are those that the Pat Walker Health Center can test for, assist in treating if necessary and those that the health center has continued to provide campus education, mitigation and public health surveillance on. 

"A communicable disease webpage provides our university community with a centralized source of information for the latest updates and guidelines on how to identify, treat and prevent the spread of infectious disease, including what to do in case of a potential exposure," said Dr. Carlos Acosta, assistant medical director for the Pat Walker Health Center. "This information is critical for the well-being and health of our university and helps to promote a safe and healthy environment for all students, faculty and staff." 

The communicable disease page also includes a link to a page that outlines the purpose, responsibilities, membership representation and meeting periods for the university's communicable disease outbreak committee. Anyone who wishes to learn more about any of the above communicable diseases, the outbreak committee or would like to share the communicable disease page with others is encouraged to check out the page on


Breeanne Carter, assistant director of marketing and communications
Pat Walker Health Center


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