If the groups have their way, voters in this fall’s UC elections will be casting their ballots on whether or not to make the rare virus the “official disease” of Harvard.
The viral illness, usually contracted by infants and young children, can result in mouth sores and skin rashes.
Although tuberculosis is spread airborne, Barreira’s email stressed that the disease is not highly contagious.
“Your student health fee pays for the care that you get here and for most of the health care you get,” Barreira said. “The Affordable Care Act wouldn’t change that.”
About a year after mumps first arrived on campus, there are no confirmed cases of the virus currently at the University.
Starting this term, Harvard University Health Services will cease charging current and former Harvard students and their dependents for copies of their medical records.
Sixty percent of Harvard College students reported having sex in a 12-month period, and many of them did so without protection.
Administrators say they continue to worry about the current location’s accessibility to students since its relocation in June.