From time to time, students contract an infectious disease that requires them to be isolated from other students to avoid the spread of diseases across the campus.
Infectious diseases are notifiable to Public Health England (PHE) and if you have an infectious disease, your GP will inform both PHE (and the UEA if you are living on campus – this is a university regulation).
Common infectious diseases which require quarantine include;
- Chicken Pox
- German Measles (Rubella)
- Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
The incubation periods and periods of infection for the notifiable diseases are as follows;
|Illness||Incubation Period||Period of Infection|
|Chicken Pox||14-21 days||1-4 days before the rash develops and 5 days after|
|Mumps||15-25 days||10 days before the swelling and 5 days after|
|German Measles||13-21 days||7 days before the onset of the rash and 6 days after|
|Measles||6-19 days||3 days before the onset of the rash and 4 days after|
|Pertussis||–||48 hours from commencing antibiotic treatment, or 21 days from onset of illness if no antibiotic treatment|
|Tuberculosis||Weeks to years||TB is only infectious if the organisms responsible are being coughed up (sputum positive)|
For further information and to view the University’s quarantine arrangements for students click here: Students with Infectious Disease – UEA Quarantine Information