Sam Houston State University statement on Ebola virus and campus health
Sam Houston State University is committed to the health and well-being of our students and the entire campus community. Members of the SHSU community share the international concern about the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa and about the isolated case of the disease in Dallas.
- At the campus level, we are monitoring the situation. We will remain vigilant, but we do not feel there’s any reason for the SHSU community to be alarmed.
- As the university completes the first half of the fall semester, there have been no reports of Ebola-like illnesses. If we determine that further screening of a student is required during the semester, the university will follow protocols provided by the Texas Department of State Health Services and the Federal Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
- We are emphasizing that the Ebola virus is not typically shared by casual contact, and at this time, there is very low risk for the introduction and spread of the virus at the university.
For more information, see the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s website on the Ebola virus at cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/.
Ebola in Texas: Are We Ready?
An Update on the First Ebola Case Diagnosed in the United States
The Student Health Center, in collaboration with the College of Health Sciences Department of Health Services and Promotion at SHSU will host a presentation on the first Ebola case diagnosed in the United States. James Mobley, M.D., M.P.H., Chair of the Regional Health Awareness Board for Corpus Christi, Nueces County, and San Patricio County will speak on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 4:00 p.m., at the Sam Houston State University, Smith Hutson Building - Haney Auditorium, Rm. 186 located at 1821 Avenue I, Huntsville, TX 77340. For more information please contact Lisa at LDC010@shsu.edu. For a campus map with building and parking locations, please visit: http://www.shsu.edu/academics/health-sciences/news/Lecture+Map.pdf
It is the Student Health Center's mission to provide the appropriate care to our patients in a timely manner. In order to receive appropriate services, please inform the front office receptionist of the correct issues that you need to see the provider for. If you inform the front office receptionist of false symptoms in order to be seen for another issue, your appointment may be canceled due to improper scheduling.
Additionally, the SHC does not treat women that are pregnant for any medical reason.
All new students are required to access and update their private patient portal linked below PRIOR to arriving on time for their scheduled appointment.