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Student education, immunization requirements necessary to prevent outbreaks on college campuses

November 28, 2014

NEW YORK — James C. Turner, MD, executive director of the department of student health and the National Social Norms Institute at the University of Virginia, highlights factors that contribute to common infectious disease outbreaks on college campuses as well as strategies to prevent and contain those outbreaks.

Infectious diseases, such as mumps and meningococcal disease, have been able to reach outbreak levels on college campuses due in part to a lack of immunization uptake combined with a variety of social behaviors that facilitate transmission of pathogens in respiratory or oral secretions.

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