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Associate Professor of Epidemiology Jeffrey Bethel says although it is difficult to speak definitively, college campuses can be at risk for the spread of measles if they are lacking a strictly-enforced prematriculation vaccination requirement.

Hundreds of OSU students remain unvaccinated for measles, despite Washington outbreak

Canon Wright, News Contributor
February 13, 2019

A recent measles outbreak in Vancouver, Wash. presents a potential threat to the 297 Oregon State University students with Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine waivers, as well as the broader Corvallis community.Measles...

Dr. Theo Draher is a professor of microbiology in the College of Agricultural Sciences and College of Sciences. According to Draher, because college students live in close quarters, the most important faction of flu treatment is prevention. 

Flu predicted to be worse this year than previous years

Erica Baldwin, News Contributor
January 29, 2018

Transmission of flu highest among those spending time in enclosed spaces.Each year, more than 30 million people will contract the seasonal flu in the United States alone, according to the Center for Disease...

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