Infectious Disease News

Archive of news updates about disease outbreaks and any impact on the Carleton community.

  • Carleton College is monitoring the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) information regarding the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa. At this time, the College is unaware of any students, faculty or staff members who have traveled or plan to travel to the impacted area. On July 31, the CDC issued a Level 3 travel warning for the countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. This warning is a reflection of the worsening Ebola outbreak in the region and the severity of the illness. Members of the College community are strongly encouraged to heed the CDC and U.S. State Department’s cautions regarding travel in this region. 

  • Numerous Carleton offices and student groups are sponsoring "START SMART: A Winter Health Fair" on Wednesday, Jan. 9, from 4-7 p.m. in Severance Great Hall. The fair, which will offer students a wide variety of health resources, also gives students a chance to receive a flu shot. With the flu season starting early and being much more intense than the last two years, students are strongly encouraged to receive the shot. Cost is $25 for the injection, payable with Schillers.