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Risky behavior, crowded settings increased risk for college campus outbreaks

November 26, 2014

NEW YORK — Crowded environments, increased risky behavior and diverse populations typical within the college setting were associated with increased risk for disease outbreaks on campus, according to a presentation here.

“There are specific characteristics and features of a college campus that promote the spread of infectious diseases,” James C. Turner, MD, a professor of internal medicine at the University of Virginia, said during his presentation. “Congregate living and learning environments, increased sexual experimentation or increased intimate contact among students, very crowded social gatherings, and the profound geographic diversity of students both domestically and internationally, are contributory to disease transmission in the college setting.”

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