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Top tips for self-care over winter  Selfcare week
* Eat well (a healthy & balanced diet)
* Drink plenty of water (2-3 litres per day)
* Exercise daily * Stay warm (wear appropriate clothes)
* Don't drink too much alcohol (recommended limit 14 units per week)

Infectious Diseases which require Quarantine at UEA

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
  • Mumps
  • German Measles (Rubella)
  • Measles
  • Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
  • Tuberculosis

The incubation periods and periods of infection for the notifiable diseases are as follows;

IllnessIncubation PeriodPeriod of Infection
Chicken Pox

14-21 days 

1-4 days before the rash develops and 5 days after


15-25 days10 days before the swelling and 5 days after
German Measles                                  13-21 days7 days before the onset of the rash and 6 days after


6-19 days3 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
TuberculosisWeeks to years                     TB is only infectious if the organisms responsible are being coughed up (sputum positive)

For further information and to view the Unviersity's quarantine arrangements for students click here: Infectious Diseases amongst Students: Quarantine Arrangements

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