Campus lifestyle comes along with a lot of challenges that can put the health of the students at risk. These are usually normal daily activities that you may not have the chance to avoid. For instance, academic activities are integral part of the whole campus living and therefore cannot be overlooked, though it can put the health of students at risk.
The choice here is to be able to manage these petty challenges to be able to stay free from any illness or health condition that can result.
You can never avoid having to live with others on campus. That is something you are virtually going to face all the days of your stay on campus. There is nothing like total privacy on campus.
You will share facilities with others and be with them in your classrooms or lecture halls, at the eatery, dinning, library, on the streets and even in your halls or dormitories; you will have to share with roommates in the night and at times, friends of roommates in the day.
This usually facilitates the spread of airborne infections such as common cold, flu and throat infections. These diseases spread through coughing, talking and spitting from infected persons. No wonder the most reported illness at school or campus clinics are Respiratory Tract Infections- (infections affecting the passages through which air enters and leaves the body).
By observing regular hand washing or use of hand sanitisers before and after eating during including snacks, and also the habit of nose picking and observing good coughing etiquette, the spread of these diseases can be minimized. As much as possible, avoid over crowded places.
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