UHS Survivor Services can help you reclaim power and control after an act of sexual violence.
Close quarters like residence halls, communal eating spaces, and classrooms increase your odds of mingling with unwanted germs. Being up-to-date on your immunizations protects you against vaccine-preventable diseases and lowers your chances of spreading illness to others. Immunizations keep the student population healthier and help reduce transmission because viruses spread slower in highly immunized populations. […]
Parasitic freshwater worms in the Nile River can infect whitewater rafters with a potentially fatal disease in regions where hospitals are few and far-between, and it’s Linda Johnson’s job to try to protect you from them. Johnson and her team run the UHS Travel Clinic, where students can go to be sure they’re in shape […]
Brian Edwards, a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, just completed a series of vaccinations that will protect him against HPV. “My doctor recommended it for two main reasons: to protect future partners from HPV strains that may contribute to cervical cancer and to protect myself from strains that may cause genital warts,” Edwards says. […]
Measles have made a strong comeback recently, with several outbreaks happening across the country. We want to make sure our entire UW community is protected against this infectious disease. You can avoid catching the measles by staying up-to-date on your vaccinations and proper self-care. Measles is a highly contagious viral illness that spreads by airborne […]
In the past year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has seen an increase in the number of measles cases in the United States. According to the CDC, almost all U.S. measles cases in 2013 involved patients who were infected overseas or caught the disease from someone who had traveled internationally. A recent […]