One common type of infectious disease is the flu. Influenza Viruses (Flu) are infectious diseases that strike birds and mammals and are largely composed of three types: A, B, and C. These viruses spread through people from respiratory droplets of coughs and sneezes, either through the air by passing into the nose or mouth, or by touching an object containing droplets and then transferring it by touch to the eyes, nose, or mouth. The symptoms include mild to severe illness. (Protection tips)
University of Alabama officials are closely monitoring the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and are in continuous communication with public health officials. There are no known cases of COVID-19 in Alabama. The symptoms are similar to the flu and can cause mild illness or, in limited cases, become life-threatening. The University has created a website at healthinfo.ua.edu with updated information for the campus community.
Center for Disease Control (CDC) links on Infectious Diseases