A UTI is an infection that begins in your urinary tract. The urinary tract is composed of the kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. Any part of the urinary tract can become infected, but most infections occur/start in the bladder.
Who Gets It?
Women are at greater risk of developing a UTI. Part of the problem may be that bacteria have a much shorter distance to travel in women. The female urethra, leading from the outside of the body to the bladder, is much shorter than the male urethra.
There have been some reports of Norovirus-like illnesses on campus. Please read the information on this page as well as the Norovirus Fact Sheet provided by Public Health to help you stay healthy and prevent the spread of this illness.
Gastroenteritis literally means inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. Commonly but wrongly called 'stomach flu' is highly contagious.
Residences are high-density living communities. That can make it easier for a communicable disease to make the rounds. Although it is impossible to avoid catching all of the germs that go around, the following are some personal care strategies that will minimize your risk and keep you healthy for your studies and your social life.
Infectious Mononucleosis is a viral disease commonly seen between ages 15-25 years. Infectious Mononucleosis is caused by the Epstein-Bar virus (EBV) which affects the lymph glands in the neck, armpits, abdomen and groin. It can cause enlargement of the liver and spleen. This disease is usually acute, rarely serious; it is often so mild it goes undetected. ‘Mono’ is thought to be transmitted through saliva.
Health Services provides self-care information and guidelines on various diseases such as colds, flu, influenza, etc. These are guidelines only and if for any other reason you feel that further attention is necessary, contact Health Services (x52131).