Communicable disease outbreaks, such as the Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever, have not posed a direct threat to the United States.
Anyone who has traveled to areas with an ongoing communicable disease outbreak should refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) for guidance on how to keep themselves and those they come in contact with safe.
Students returning from an affected area and who feel symptomatic should call the Student Health Center (704-687-7400) immediately. Staff and faculty returning from an affected area and who feel symptomatic should contact their primary care physician immediately.
The CDC has recently issued a Level 3 travel warning that advises against travel to Ebola-impacted areas in western Africa. Travel warnings issued by the CDC or the U.S. Department of State are taken seriously by UNC Charlotte, and University-related travel by students, faculty and staff should be discussed with respective department heads and deans.
For additional information, visit the Student Health Center website.