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INFORMATION ON THE EBOLA VIRUS

GET YOUR FLU SHOT

FIRST FIVE DAYS AFTER A SEXUAL ASSAULT

DROP IN FOR FREE HIV TESTING

INFORMATION ON THE EBOLA VIRUS

Brown University continues to monitor the Ebola virus outbreak in several West African countries. In addition, the University is in close communication with local health officials, hospitals and emergency response agencies to ensure the safety of our community. To date, there have been no cases in Rhode Island.

Ebola is transmitted by direct contact of the blood or body fluids of an infected patient with the mucous membranes or broken skin of another person. It can also spread by coming in contact with needles or other articles contaminated with infected body fluids. Ebola is NOT airborne, foodborne or waterborne. A person is infectious to others only when they have symptoms of illness.

Click here for more information on the Ebola virus, plus updated travel and preparedness information.

GET YOUR FLU SHOT

Avoid the flu this season. Get your FREE flu shot! Vaccine clinics will be held for one more week in the Campus Center, on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Friday, October 22,23, and 24, from 10-4. Bring your Brown ID.

Questions? E-mail nursing@brown.edu or call 401.863-1330.

FIRST FIVE DAYS AFTER A SEXUAL ASSAULT

Did you know that there are time sensitive decisions that would be helpful to know about if you or a friend has been sexually assaulted? Visit our webpage on the first five days (120 hours) to learn about the options to be considered. 

DROP IN FOR FREE HIV TESTING

Free, confidential, walk-in HIV testing at Health Services, Monday-Friday, 10am-4:00pm. No appointment needed.

Free, confidential HIV testing at Health Services is always available by appointment. To schedule your appointment, call 401.863-3953.