Reducing Your Risk of Illness

UT is working with the Knox County Health Department to determine the cause of a gastrointestinal illness that affected some members of the Phi Mu sorority over the weekend.
 
The UT Student Health Center has seen fewer than five students complaining of these symptoms. The Knox County Health Department is trying to determine the total number of cases and how many might have been treated at other facilities.
 
Representatives from the Student Health Center, the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life, and Housing are working together to reduce the risk of the illness spreading.
 
To stay well and prevent spreading the illness should you get sick:
  • Don’t share personal items, including dishes, eating utensils, towels, or clothing, with someone who is ill.
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water.
  • Boost your own immune system by eating well, drinking plenty of water, and getting enough rest.