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Meningitis

Outbreaks of Meningitis in student populations receive a great deal of publicity and the disease causes great fear as a result. Under new Government Policy all students entering University for the first time should have been offered immunisation against Meningitis C. Students are advised to contact their local GP to arrange immunisation.

Wuhan Novel Coronavirus

Currently the risk to the UK population from the Wuhan Novel Coronavirus is very low.

Enhanced monitoring measures are in place for all direct flights from Wuhan to the UK, with leaflets and information available at all UK airports advising travellers on what they should do if they feel unwell.

Anyone travelling to Wuhan, or elsewhere in China, should maintain good hand, respiratory, and personal hygiene and avoid visiting animal and bird markets or people who are ill with respiratory symptoms. Individuals should seek medical attention if they develop respiratory symptoms within 14 days of their visit.

The virus presents with flu-like symptoms including a fever, a cough, or difficulty breathing. Most cases are mild, and any increased risk is mainly to those who have existing health conditions.

You can find detailed information and guidance, which is currently updated on a daily basis, on the UK Government website.