University of Wisconsin-Madison students are in the midst of a new school year, but the University of Vermont is facing a new outbreak of the coronovirus.
University of Vermont student David Johnson, 21, said he had to put up with a “lack of privacy” after a student at the university reported he had been sharing nude photos of himself online with the virus.
Johnson, a fourth-year nursing student, was diagnosed with the coronivirus on Nov. 2.
He had been a part of a study in the lab that looked at ways to slow the spread of the virus and develop better ways to treat it.
The virus is known as COVID-19 and is transmitted through coughing and sneezing, usually caused by the respiratory secretions of a person who is sick.
The majority of people infected with the respiratory illness will recover, though up to 10 percent will need medical treatment, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Students are advised to stay away from open windows, close all doors and windows to their homes and businesses and stay away if they have been exposed to the virus before.
The virus can also be spread via water, air, soil and other surfaces, according the CDC.
The University of Burlington said it has tested more than 3,000 people for COVID, and has seen no cases.
The university has been closed for nearly a week as a precautionary measure, but is back to normal operations later this week.
The school is still accepting applications for classes.