Public Health

Campus Health Updates

The health and safety of UC’s Bearcat community is a top priority. 

On our campuses and throughout Cincinnati, our medical experts and health and wellness professionals work collaboratively to help ensure a healthy environment in which our students, faculty and staff can teach, learn, work and flourish.  

Through the COVID-19 pandemic, we learned that by working together we can prioritize our health and safety and reduce the spread of communicable diseases.  

Let’s continue to work together and be mindful of viruses currently present in and around our community. 


Measles is a highly contagious virus that has been detected in the Tri-state area. All members of the Bearcats community are encouraged to learn about symptoms, protective measures, and what to do if exposed. 


UC's medical experts encourage you to get a flu vaccine, learn about symptoms and when to seek medical care.


COVID-19 is still spreading. Take precautions and get tested as needed.  


Engineering students help track pandemic in Ohio

January 10, 2024

The University of Cincinnati has led a three-year project to monitor COVID-19 in wastewater for the Ohio Department of Health. The surveillance project has helped health officials make early interventions to prevent sick students from spreading the virus across campus.


Healthline: Flu and RSV cases are rising, here's when they may...

January 8, 2024

Cases of respiratory illnesses, including the flu, COVID, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), are spreading rapidly across the United states. The latest influenza report report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released Friday shows that, in the past week, over 20,000 people were admitted to the hospital with the flu. In a story on the topic posted by Healthline, Carl Fichtenbaum, MD, of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the UC College of Medicine was one of several experts interviewed.


Local 12: Respiratory illnesses on rise this holiday season

December 21, 2023

Respiratory illnesses are on the rise as we head into the holiday season and that means taking precautions to avoid getting sick during holiday gatherings. Local 12 posted a story on tips for staying healthy during the holidays, interviewing Carl Fichtenbaum, MD, of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the UC College of Medicine.

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